Castanospermum


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Noun1.Castanospermum - a rosid dicot genus of the subfamily Papilionoideae having one species: Moreton Bay chestnut
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
Australian chestnut, Moreton Bay chestnut - Australian tree having pinnate leaves and orange-yellow flowers followed by large woody pods containing 3 or 4 seeds that resemble chestnuts; yields dark strong wood
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Celgosivir is an oral prodrug of castanospermine, a natural product derived from the Australian Black Bean chestnut tree, Castanospermum australe.
Incised slate grinding-stones, nut hammers and indented nutstones were used to crack the hard endocarp and grind the kernels of many toxic and non-toxic nut-bearing trees, including Prunus turneriana, Lepidozamia hopei, Castanospermum australe, Aleurites moluccana, Athertonia diversifolia, Macadamia whelanii, Beilschmiedia bancroftii, Elaeocarpus bancroftii and Endiandra palmerstonii.