It corresponds to the soma plant (Asclepias acida) of the ancient Aryans of India.
Pp. 522-524, 3rd ed., 1867) to be the singular fruit called by the Arabs 'Other, produced by the Asclepias gigantea or procera of botanists.
SOMA (Sanskrit for "pressed juice," from the root su, to press), in Hindu mythology the god who is a personification of the soma plant (Asclepias acida), from which an intoxicating milky juice is squeezed.
- Pistil of Asclepias (a) with pollen-masses (p) adhering to the stigma (s).
- Stamen of Asclepias, showing filament f, anther a, and appendages p. Enlarged.