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PASSIFLORA QUADRANGULARIS

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Family ► Passifloraceae.

Habitat ► Native of tropical America; grown in Indian gardens.

English ► Giant Granadilla.

Action ► Fruit—edible; contains 64 mg/100 g ascorbic acid; narcotic when eaten in excess. Leaves, the peel and seeds of green fruit, and roots—cyanogenetic. Roots— poisonous.

The root contains an alkaloid Passiflora which is identical with harman from Passiflora incarnata.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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