Contractions. - Lauro. Lau.

Prnnus Laurocerasus. Nat. ord., Rosaceae.

Synonyms. - Padus Laurocerasus, Cerasus folio laurino.

Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 39.

Common Cherry Laurel. For. names: German, Kirsch-Lorbeer; French, Laurier-cerise; Italian, Lauro regio; Spanish, Laurel real.

Habitat. - Persia and Asia Minor. Cultivated as an evergreen in all our gardens.

Flowering time. - Spring.

Parts employed. - The mature fresh leaves.

Characters. - Leaves ovate-lanceolate or elliptical, distantly toothed, furnished with glands at the base, smooth and shining, deep green, on strong short foot-stalks, emitting a ratafia odour when bruised.

Time for collecting. - August.

Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hartlaub and Trinks. Arch., xii.

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

Average loss of moisture, 66 per cent.