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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Rutaceae — native to the neotropics of South America, some species being important pharmacologically.


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  • Rare or threatened trees in the area include jaborandi (Pilocarpus microphyllus), mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), and Dicypellium caryophyllatum, a timber tree whose bark contains a pleasant-smelling essential oil.

    Tocantins-Araguaia-Maranhão moist forests

  • He returned to the lab and cooked up a brew consisting of some exotic poisons: atropine (a naturally occurring alkaloid of atropia belladonna or deadly nightshade), sparteine (a compound derived from the European shrub Scotch broom, Cytisus scoparius), and pilocarpine hydrochloride (an alkaloid found in the leaves of a South American shrub, Pilocarpus jaborandi).

    The Very Nutty Professor

  • Finally, I will cite jaborandi (Tupí), ` the dried leaves of a rutaceous shrub, Pilocarpus jaborandi, that are a source of philocarpine, 'and pataua (Tupí) ` a fatty oil similar to olive oil obtained from the fruit of a Brazilian palm.'

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3


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