Saturday, August 14, 2010

Podophyllum Seeds

Podophyllum hexandrum plant
Podophyllum hexandrum Royle, commonly known as May apple belonging to the family Berberidaceae is an endangered medicinal plant, which grows in the northern Himalayan region at an altitude of 3500-4000 metres. The stem grows 30–40 cm tall, with palmately lobed umbrella-like leaves up to 20-40 cm diameter. Podophyllotoxin drawn from the rhizome of Podophyllum hexandrum and has been used in dermatological infections like condylomata accuminata. Podophyllotoxin and its chemical derivatives, teniposide and etoposide are widely used as potent chemotherapeutic agents for a variety of tumours including small cell carcinoma, testicular cancer and malignant lymphoma.

Propagation Material: Seeds , Root Division
Description: Seeds should be planted immediately or they will need to be treated. Plant thickly. Seedlings take several years to mature. The easiest way to propagate is by root division while the plant is dormant. Divide the rhizomes in fall with at least one bud.
Seed Treatment: Cold-moist stratification for three months.
Commercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: Do not mow, as mowing will kill them.

Podophyllum hexandrum seeds
5 grams Price Rs. 1550/-US$31
Other Pacakets : 10, 20, 50 grams
available at:
Chenab Industries
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR JK 190001
Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 09858986794

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