genus Lepidium


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Noun1.genus Lepidium - cosmopolitan genus of annual and biennial and perennial herbs: cressgenus Lepidium - cosmopolitan genus of annual and biennial and perennial herbs: cress
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
common garden cress, garden pepper cress, Lepidium sativum, pepper grass, pepperwort - annual herb used as salad green and garnish
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Lepidium meyenii (Maca) a Peruvian plant that grows exclusively at over 4000 m altitude in the central Andes of Peru (Valerio and Gonzales, 2005) is also a Brasicaceae of the genus Lepidium. Recently, we have demonstrated that Red Maca but not Yellow or Black Maca reduced prostatic weight in male rats treated with testosterone enanthate (Gonzales et al., 2005).