Nat. ord., Celastraceae.

Spindle-tree.

Characters. - A glabrous shrub, about 3 to 5 feet high. Leaves shortly stalked, ovate-oblong or lanceolate, pointed and minutely toothed. Peduncles shorter than the leaves, with seldom more than 3 or 5 flowers. Pod red when ripe, opening at the angles so as to show the seeds enclosed in a brilliant orange-coloured arillus.

A short proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex.

Part employed. - The ripe fruit.

Preparation. - Tincture.