. A manual of poisonous plants, chiefly of eastern North America, with brief notes on economic and medicinal plants, and numerous illustrations. Poisonous plants. EUPHORBIACEAE—CROTON 593 Croton oil contains several fatty acids, such as stearic, palmitic, myristic and lauric acids. The volatile part of the acids contains an acid called tiglinic CgHjOj, which is the same as angelic add. The drastic principle of Croton oil has not been definitely determined, according to Fluckiger and Hanbury. Crotonol Cj^Hj^O^, is a non-purgative body causing irritation of the skin. According to Winslow, in his
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