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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Malpighiales — the passionflowers and related plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of tropical woody tendril-climbing vines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of plants of the cohort Passiflorales; the passion-flower family.
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- n. tropical woody tendril-climbing vines
Species found on Ankarana include Pachypodium decaryi, Adenia neohumbertii (family Passifloraceae) and several species of Euphorbia: E. ankarensis, E. pachypodiodes, and E. neohumbertii var. neohumbertii.
Adenia gummifera Harv of the family Passifloraceae is a distinctive woody climber whose infusions are used as emetics and are said to help with some forms of depression.