Contractions. - Podoph-p. Pod.
Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae.
Synonyms. - Anapodophyllum canadense, Aconitifolius humilis, Podophyll. callicarpum.
Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 23.
May Apple, Mandrake, Wild Lemon, Ducksfoot. For. name: German, Entenfus.
Habitat. - Woods and meadows, Canada, Louisiana, and other parts of the United States.
Flowering time. - March to June.
Part employed. - The root.
Characters. - Leaves peltate, palmated, 5 to 7 parted, lobes toothed or cleft at apex; the barren stem producing but a single leaf, which is peltate in the centre. Flowers white, large, nodding. Root (as imported) in pieces of variable length, about 2 lines thick, mostly wrinkled longitudinally, dark reddishr brown externally, whitish within, breaking with a short fracture; accompanied with pale brown rootlets. When powdered, yellowish-grey, sweetish in odour, bitterish, subacrid and nauseous in taste.
Time for collecting. - Autumn.
Preparations. - Tincture of dry root, using spirit of 20 O.P. Tincture of fresh root, as imported from North America.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.