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.