星期六, 3月 31, 2012

寂 境 [秀 之 毒 ] Outstaɴdíɴg the Poísoɴíouʂ 。Fʀa Łíρρo Łíρρí íɴ ʂíleɴce í98í 在 寂 靜。


I am poor brother Lippo, by your leave !
You need not clap your torches to my face.
Zooks, what's to blame? you think you see a monk ! . .


_ Fra Lippo Lippi b y R o b e r t B r o w n i n g

法 里 波 里 皮離 開 廢 墟這 樣 的 時 刻 安 靜 失 落

 f l o r a . c a s t :
Conium maculatum L. Hemlock _ 毒 芹
Cicuta virosa L. Water Hemlock _ 水 毒 芹
Hyoscyamus niger L. Black Henbane _ 黑 莨 菪, 天 仙 子
Acanthus L. Bear's Breeches _ 莨 苕
Ranunculus auricomus L. Buttercup _ 毛 茛 ( type species)
Jasminum _ 茉 莉 and Rhododendron _ ( 樹) 杜 鵑, 踯 躅


4 則留言:

Jerome Smith Ju 朱 提到...

Henbane- The Insane Seed that Breedeth Madness: Henbane was first recorded in the mid 13th century. The -bane part refers to an archaic Old English word for death, so the name as a whole refers to a belief that poultry, most notably hens, were particularly vulnerable to the effects of eating its seeds.

The same idea is found in the name wolfsbane, one of the common traditional names for aconite (aconitum napellus), which was not only sacred in Greek myth to Hecate and therefore to Cerberus, the three-headed hound who guarded the gates of the underworld, but also refers to the one-time use of the plant for poisoning meat left out as bait for wolves. http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/henbane.htm

Jérôme Smith Ju 朱 提到...

Scopolamine: Scopolamine is a colorless, tasteless, odorless drug. It is also known as hyoscine and is classified as a tropane alkaloid. The drug can be obtained from plants in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family of plants, such as henbane, jimson weed (Datura stramonium), Angel's Trumpets (Datura or Brugmansia), and corkwood (Duboisia); or in Columbia, borrachero trees. The plants it can be derived from are many, and abundantly available. This makes its use widespread, and exceedingly dangerous.
It is, surprisingly, one of the most feared substances in what is arguably the drug capital of the world, Columbia. http://www.cynical-c.com/2007/11/19/scopolamine/
http://tw.news.yahoo.com/世上最毒毒品-魔鬼的呼吸-服用後喪失心智成人偶-082800400.html

[E t y m o l o g y]
Scopolamine is named after the plant genus Scopolia. The name "hyoscine" is from the scientific name for henbane, Hyoscyamus niger. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopolamine

Datura stramonium: The genus name is derived from dhatura, an ancient Hindu word for a plant. Stramonium is originally from Greek, strychnos στρύχνος "nightshade" and maniakos μανιακός "mad". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimson_weed

Jérôme Smith Ju 朱 提到...


Carl Linnaeus: He also corresponded with Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, "the Linnaeus of the Austrian Empire", who was a doctor and a botanist in Idrija, Duchy of Carniola (nowadays Slovenia). Scopoli communicated all of his research, findings, and descriptions (for example of the olm and the dormouse, two little animals hitherto unknown to Linnaeus). Linnaeus greatly respected him and showed great interest in his work. He named a solanaceous genus, Scopolia, the source of scopolamine, after him. Because of a great distance, they didn't ever meet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Linnaeus

Jérôme Smith Ju 朱 提到...


Borrachero,
Iochroma fuchsioides

http://rbedrosian.com/Folklore/schultesph.html

Borrachero de Paramo,
Desfontainia spinosa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desfontainia