Talk:Mandragora officinarum

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Italics???[edit]

A question: why is much of the information in italics? I can see no overt need for them.Exec. Tassadar (comments, contribs) 14:02, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Also, where is the citation for the first part "We rate it 1 out of 5 for usefulness"? This is not useful or relevant or appropriate. Can someone with knowledge or resources edit this? Also the resource is a general page, i.e. this entire article is currently uncited. --Tenniskh89 (talk) 03:59, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Copyright infringement?[edit]

Does this page break copyright? It looks like it was copied straight from another site. There are annotations suggesting references, but no references provided except for Bibliomation. --Belfry (talk) 15:44, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Confusion with American Mandrake[edit]

The text contains a confusion with Podophyllum aka. "American Mandrake", aka. Mayapple, which is a completely unrelated plant species. This is the plant which has drastic purgative and emetic actions, not the Mandragora species, which has merely an action and indication based on Atropine/Hyoscine content as a smooth muscle spasmolytic, anticholinergic e.g. for Parkinsons, narcotic and sedative agent for premedication for full anesthesia etc. and has been historically also used for the like indications. The Mandragora is not emetic or purgative and not suitable for the named external application. Other remarks in the text about external application also rely on the same confusion of "Mandrake" and "American Mandrake". This needs to be sorted out. 70.137.145.16 (talk) 04:43, 6 July 2010 (UTC)


References 1 and 3 deal with American Mandrake and are not relevant to Mandragora officinarum. 09:25, 8 April 2013 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.119.170.27 (talk)

I'm not seeing this where American Mandrake is discussed. All 4 references in the article are about Mandragora officinarum (some using the older name Atropa mandragora). Which references are about American Mandrake?Plantdrew (talk) 14:49, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Time of flowering and fruiting[edit]

Since M. autumnale and M. vernalis are synonyms of M. officinarum, surely the information about times of flowering and fruiting needs clarification. Nadiatalent (talk) 16:44, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Can someone take a better photo?[edit]

It is potentially confusing that the lead photo for this plant shows what appear to be Iris leaves. Nadiatalent (talk) 16:44, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Photo replaced. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 18:55, 8 April 2013 (UTC)