This small group of perennials (commonly called May Apples) is originally from North America, the Himalayas and western China. They grow from 12 to 18 inches high and have large, deeply lobed leaves on long, fleshy stems, which rise straight up from the soil. The name Podophyllum is taken from podos
, a foot, and phyllon
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- perennial rhizomatous herbs
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Pod`o·phyl'lum noun [ New Latin , from Greek poy`s , podo`s , foot + ... leaf.] 1. (Botany) A genus of herbs of the Barberry family, having large palmately lobed peltate leaves and solitary flower. There are two species, the American Podohyllum peltatum
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<botany> The dried seeds and root of the mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) from which several medicinally-useful compounds can be extracted. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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genus Podophyllum noun
perennial rhizomatous herbs
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(pod″o-fil´әm) the dried rhizome and roots of Podophyllum peltatum. See also podophyllotoxin and podophyllum resin.
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• (n.) The rhizome and rootlet of the May apple (Podophyllum peltatum), -- used as a cathartic drug. • (n.) A genus of herbs of the Barberry family, having large palmately lobed peltate leaves and solitary flower. There are two species, the American Podohyllum peltatum, or May apple, the Himalayan P. Emodi.Podophyllum: words in the defini
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Podophyllum is a genus of hardy herbaceous perennial plants belonging to the family Berberidaceae. They bear solitary, nodding, white flowers, followed by indehiscent berries.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pod′ō-fil′ŭm Definitions: 1. The rhizome of Podophyllum peltatum (family Berberidaceae), used as a powerful laxative. Synonyms: May apple, vegetable calomel
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Podophyllum is a genus of six species of herbaceous perennial plants in the family Berberidaceae, native to eastern Asia (five species) and eastern North America (one species, Mayapple P. peltatum). They are woodland plants, typically growing in colonies derived from a single root. The stems grow to 30–40 cm tall, with palmately lobed umbrella-l
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