Contractions. - Coloc. Col.

Citrullus Colocynthis. Nat. ord., Cucurbitaceae.

Synonyms. - Cucumis colocynthis, Colocynthis vulgaris.

Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 25.

Colocynth, Bitter Cucumber, or Bitter Apple. For. names: German, Coloquinthen; French, Cologuinte; Italian, Coloquintida; Spanish, Coloquintida.

Habitat. - Japan, Cape of Good Hope, Egypt, Turkey, and is cultivated in Spain.

Flowering time. - May to August.

Part employed. - The fruit (Pepo) as imported, deprived of the rind and seeds.

Characters. - Light, spongy, white, or yellowish-white in colour, intensely bitter in taste.

Preparation. - Tincture, using proof spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., vi. (Est. Zeitsch. f. Horn., i.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.