Natural intoxication of livestock by ingestion of Ipomoea asarifolia leaves has been reported to occur widely in Brazil. Previous studies carried out by our. Family: Convolvulaceae. Species: Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult.. Eppo code: IPOAS. Family: Convolvulaceae. Species: Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.). The origin of Ipomoea asarifolia is unknown. It has been hypothesized that it originated in southern India and that early European visitors of the.

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Ipomoea asarifolia (PROTA) – PlantUse English

It has fine longitudinal lines, without hairs or only sparingly hairy. In Nigeria the dried powdered leaves are applied to burns. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Inflorescences of solitary flowers or in axillary or terminal simple or compound cymes, glabrous or puberulent. In a laboratory experiment it was shown that leaf extracts contain potent hepatoprotective and curative compounds asarifoliaa CCl4-induced liver damage in rats as indicated by reduced levels of indicator enzymes and a reduction of CCl4-induced damage comparable to the effect of the asarifokia silymarin.

It seems absent from eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.

Inflorescence The inflorescence is a cyme and flowers are both axillary and terminal. In Benin a leaf asaifolia, together with leaves of Ficus vallis-choudae Delile, is drunk to treat hyperthermia. Camels are reported to eat small amounts of it in Senegal, sheep in Mauritania and chicken in Sudan.


Views Read View source View history. A root decoction is asarifokia orally against Guinea worm infections. High light conditions initially caused an increased growth rate, which later evened out.

Seeds 5—7 mm long, black, glabrous.

Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Sepals unequal, the outer mm long, the inner mm long, elliptic to ovate, coriaceous, rounded apically, mucronate, glabrous, verrucose.

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. The inflorescence is a cyme and flowers are both axillary and terminal. In northern Nigeria it is reported to provoke diarrhoea in horses if accidentally grazed, and causes madness and death in camels.

Seed Seeds mm long, glabrous.

Ipomoea argentaurata Hallier f. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted.

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Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Mexican morning glory is a perennial herb with pale blue flowers, native of tropical America but has spread to Europe, northern and tropical Africa and parts of Asia and Australia.


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Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Remember me Forgot password? The long stems are used as rope. The dried stems are used as tinder, and the leaves are sometimes used to wrap the feet or hands after application of henna.

Ipomoea asarifolia reproduces naturally from seed and stem pieces. Ecology A common weed in hydromorphic soils, low-lying aszrifolia inland valleys, streams and river banks.

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Ipomoea asarifolia – Wikipedia

The risk of ergot-like intoxication, however, greatly reduces the value of the plant as a fodder. The seeds, together with those of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. II, Ipomoea asarifolia Desr. It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Ipomoea turbinata is also planted as ornamental, but in some regions it has a reputation as troublesome weed.

The fruit is a globose and the seeds are slightly hairy. The leaves are alternatesuborbicular, cm in diameter, blunt at the apex and heart-shaped at the base.