A singular genus of two species, one Indian and the other American, having fleshy rhizomes and erect stems, bearing usually 2 large opposite palmately-lobed leaves and a solitary white flower. Sepals 6, petaloid. Petals 6 to 9, larger than the sepals. Fruit an indehiscent berry. Name from 4 Podophyllum 34 a foot, and 4 Podophyllum 35 a leaf, in reference to the form of the leaves.

1. P. peltatum (fig. 25). May Apple. - The American species. This has white berries; and the Indian, P. Emodi, bright red. They are both marsh plants.

Fig. 25. Podophyllum peltatum. (1/4 nat. size.)

Fig. 25. Podophyllum peltatum. (1/4 nat. size.)