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’

Podophyllum peltatum,

n See mayapple.

Podophyllum peltatum

Northern American plant in the family Berberidaceae; contains podophyllum resin which causes diarrhea; called also American mandrake, mayapple.
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The apex of Podophyllum peltatum can be described as a dome of medium size and exhibiting an internal structure not unlike that of other angiosperm apices.
Podophyllin is a keratolytic resin extracted from the plant, Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple).
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.
These include Arisaema dracontium, Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit), Blephilia hirsuta (hairy wood mint), Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaf tick trefoil), Phytolacca americana (the abundant pokeweed), Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple), and Stachys tenuifolia (smooth hedge-nettle).
Spring dominants in the herbaceous layer were Hydrophyllum macrophyllum, Podophyllum peltatum, and Cardamine concatenata (Fig.
claytoni, Phlox divaricata, Podophyllum peltatum, Polemonium reptans, Polygonatum biflorum, Polygonum virginianum, Prenanthes altissima, Ranunculus micranthus, Ruellia strepens, Sanguinaria canadensis, Sanicula gregaria, S.
longistylis, Podophyllum peltatum, Ranunculus hispidus (in the wetter areas), Sanicula gregaria, Senecio aureus, S.