Podophyllum peltatum

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Noun1.Podophyllum peltatum - North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruitPodophyllum peltatum - North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit
genus Podophyllum, Podophyllum - perennial rhizomatous herbs
May apple - edible but insipid fruit of the May apple plant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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This discovery attains significance because it suggests that American mayapple soon offer an alternative to its Indian counterpart, which has been harvested almost to extinction because of its anti-cancer properties.
Zheljazkov of Mississippi State University said: "The objective of this study was to estimate podophyllotoxin concentration in American mayapple across its natural habitats in the eastern United States and to identify high podophyllotoxin types that could be used for further selection and cultivar development."
"And mayapple leaves provide a dependable long-term supply of podophyllotoxins." If the method is adopted, increased demand for the American mayapple may make it a new alternative crop, Canel says.

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