Contractions. - Gum-g. Gum.
Garcinia Morella var. Pedicellata. Nat. ord., Gutti-
Synonyms. - G. cambogia, G. Victoria.
Fig. - Hanbury, Linn. Trans., vol. xxiv., t. 50.
Gamboge. For. names: German, Gummitaz, Gummi-gut; French, Gomme-gutte; Italian, Gomma gutta; Spanish, Guta gamba.
Habitat. - Siam.
Part employed. - The gum-resin.
Characters. - In cylindrical pieces, breaking easily with a smooth conchoidal glistening fracture; colour tawny, changing to yellow when it is rubbed with water; taste acrid. An emulsion made with boiling water and cooled, does not become green with the solution of Iodine.
Preparation. - Tincture, using rectified spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Noack and Trinks.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.