Er-i-throx-sil-a'se-e. L. Erythroxyl-on + aceae, fr. Gr.

37 Erythroxylaceae Coca Family 453

red,

37 Erythroxylaceae Coca Family 454

wood - i. e., some species have red wood. Shrubs, trees. Distinguished by flowers regular, small, calyx 5-lobed, petals 5, stamens 10, ovary 1-3-celled, superior; fruit drupe; temperate climates, tropics; stimulant, tonic, narcotic, dye. Genus: 1. Erythroxylon.