Podophyllum Peltatum

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A perennial herb once used as an anthelmintic, emetic, purgative, and liver tonic; its marked purgative activity precludes its therapeutic use; a semisynthetic derivative, etoposide, is used to treat cancers
Toxicity Dermatitis, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, severe gastroenteritis, and possibly death; mayapple is regarded by the FDA as ‘unsafe’
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RNA in the shoot apex of Podophyllum peltatum reflects the structurally identifiable cytohistological zones.
The costs of reproduction in the mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum (Berberidaceae).
Podophyllum peltatum was used by the Penobscot Indians to treat cancer.
+, +, 0 0, 0, 0 Ostrya virginica 0, 0, 0 0, 0, + Oxalis stricta 0, 0, 0 +, +, 0 Parthenocissus quinquefolia +, 1, + 2, 2, + Podophyllum peltatum +, 0, 0 3, 0, 0 Polygonatum biflorum 0, 0, 0 1, +, 0 Polygonum sp.
Podophyllum peltatum L.; Mayapple; C = 3; BSUH 16593.
Seasonal studies of three plant species Podophyllum peltatum, Arisaema triphyllum and Tipularia discolor were carried out.
Podophyllum peltatum L.; Mayapple; Dry woods; Infrequent but locally common; C = 3; BSUH 13696, 13903.
Where Euonymus and Asarum are absent, the ground layer vegetation includes spring ephemerals (e.g., Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica L., Portulacaceae), Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis (Goldie) Walp., Fumariaceae), Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum Ker-Gawl., Liliaceae), Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum L., Berberidaceae), and Prairie Trillium (Trillium recurvatum Beck, Liliaceae)) and abundant Acer seedlings.
douglassii, Claytonia virginica, Dicentra spp., Erigenia bulbosa, Erythronium americanum, Geranium maculatum, Geum vernum, Hydrophyllum macrophyllum, Isopyrum biternatum, Jeffersonia diphylla, Maianthemum racemosum, Osmorhiza longistylis, Packera obovata, Phlox divaricata, Podophyllum peltatum, Sanguinaria canadensis, Stellaria pubera, Trillium grandiflora, T.
macrophyllum, Maianthemum racemosum, Osmorhiza longistylis, Packera obovata, Phlox divaricata, Podophyllum peltatum, Polygonatum biflorum, Sanguinaria canadensis, Trillium spp., including T.
Podophyllum peltatum L.: Mayapple; April-May; high, dry woods; abundant; USIH 950.