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Antidote Vine
Fevillea cordifolia

"It has been used as a purgative, reputed antidote for many kinds of poisoning, and as a treatment for numerous diseases."
[from: George L. Robinson and Richard P. Wunderlin; "REVISION OF FEVILLEA (CUCURBITACEAE: ZANONIEAE)";
1974; BRIT.ORG/SIDA 21(4).    For a 1.8 MB, 26-page copy in pdf format, Click Here!]


Very worn specimen.

Fresh specimen.
Photo: Audrey Wilber


Another "edge" view of a freshly-collected specimen.
Photo: Audrey Wilber

"Top" view of the fresh specimen.
Photo: Audrey Wilber
Photos of the freshly-collected specimen are "clickable" to view a higher resolution image.




Close-up of interior of the Antidote Vine seed.
See also: Why Sea-Beans Float


Links

Fevillea cordifolia - the plant, flower, leaf and seeds
ATRIUM - the biodiversity information system - leaves, fruit exterior and interior, seeds

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