Nandina domestica | definition of Nandina domestica by Medical dictionary
Also found in: Dictionary
horticultural plant in family Berberidaceae; can cause cyanide poisoning; called also sacred or heavenly bamboo.
References in periodicals archive
GLOW A perfumed Katsura tree (above); nandina domestica
(below left); and the intensely crimson winged spindle tree
Shoji N, Umeyama A, Takemoto T, Ohizumi Y (1984) Serotonergic receptor antagonist from Nandina domestica
- Like bamboo with the added bonus of flowers and berries.
Heavenly bamboo's botanical name, Nandina domestica
, only hints at how extraordinarily well this small shrub takes to domestication.