from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An arboreous genus of plants, natural order Urticaceæ, suborder Artocarpeæ, of the East Indies and Malayan archipelago.
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The poison is prepared from the sap of the upas tree, _antiaris toxicaria_, which is heated until it becomes a dark paste.
The _ipok_ called "_upas_" by the Malays and "_antiaris toxicaria_" by botanists is a tree which supplies a poisonous juice to the Sakais of the plain.
Even in the climate and soil congenial to it, the _antiaris toxicaria_ is rare; but wherever discovered is sure to be frequently visited, if in
(_antiaris toxicaria_); they had kindled a fire beneath it, building it close to the trunk -- in fact, against it; the smoke had ascended among its leaves; the heat had caused a sudden exudation of the sap; and the envenomed vapour floating about upon the air had freely found its way both into their mouths and nostrils.