Before the crop is all gathered in a meeting of buyers and sellers takes place in each district, at which the price to be asked is discussed and settled, and the opium handed to the buyers, who in many instances have advanced money on the standing crop. When sufficiently solid the pieces of opium are packed in cotton bags, a quantity of the fruits of a species of Rumex being thrown in to prevent the cakes from adhering together.
The surface is covered with a yellowish green leaf and many Rumex fruits.
Yerli opium is of good quality, variable in size and shape; the surface is usually rough with Rumex capsules.
17); when they proceed at right angles, as in Rumex Acetosella, the leaf is hastate or halbertshaped.
When the development of parenchyma is such that it more than fills up the spaces between the veins, the margins become wavy, crisp or undulated, as in Rumex crispus and Rheum undulatum.