Nat. ord., Orontiaceae.
Synonyms. - Dracontium Foetidum, Ictodes Foetidus, Symplo-carpus Foetidus.
This is a very curious plant, growing in the United States, having a perennial, large, abrupt root furnished with numerous fleshy fibres 2 feet or more in length, the leaves being from 1 to 2 feet in length, and 9 inches to a foot in breadth. All parts of it have a fetid odour, thought to resemble that of the animal after which it is named.
A short proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex.
Part employed. - The root.
Preparation. - Tincture.