Contractions. - Scill. Squ.
Urginea Scilla. Nat. ord., Liliaceae.
Synonyms. - Scilla maritima, S. Hispanica, Ornithoga-lum Scilla.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 56.
Squill, Sea Onion. For. names: German, Meerzwiebel; French, Oignon marine; Italian, Ciropollo marina; Spanish, Escella, Cebollo albarana.
Habitat. - Coasts of Mediterranean.
Part employed. - The fresh bulb.
Characters. - Bulb pear-shaped; weighing from 1/2 lb. to 10 lbs.; outer scales membranous, brownish-red or white; inner scales thick, whitish, fleshy, juicy; taste mucilaginous, intensely and disagreeably bitter, somewhat acrid.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit. Vide p. 16, Process 2.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., iii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 71 per cent.