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 can be found flowering as long as sufficient water is available.

User Group specific search options Title. In Burkina Faso pulped leaves are used as a wash against intestinal worms.

Sepals unequal, the outer mm long, the inner mm long, elliptic to ovate, coriaceous, rounded apically, mucronate, glabrous, verrucose. In Brazil madness is reported to be one of the symptoms associated with the consumption of the plant. Inflorescences of solitary flowers or in axillary or terminal simple or compound cymes, glabrous or puberulent. Camels are reported to eat small amounts of it in Senegal, sheep in Mauritania and chicken in Sudan.

Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult., – Overview

A decoction of the leafy twigs is taken to treat kwashiorkor. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction.

It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. The portal will be unavailable all day on Asaarifolia 23rd Dec for maintenance. The origin of Ipomoea asarifolia is unknown. Rare and aasrifolia abundant. See Terms of Use for details. Evidence of the involvement of a leaf lectin.

In Saarifolia a decoction of the plant is used to stain cloths and the hair black, while in Mauritania the ashes of the plant mixed with indigo provide a blue dye for cloth. A hairless succulent perennialtrailing on the ground usually several meters long; it is reproduces from seeds and stem shoots. Ipomoea asarifolia reproduces naturally from seed and stem pieces. II, Ipomoea asarifolia Desr.


Fruits tardily dehiscent capsules, subglobose, mm long, brown, glabrous; seeds brown to dark brown, mm long, minutely gray-pubescent. Asaricolia seeds, together with those of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Ipomoea asarifolia and Ipomoea pes-caprae L.

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Origin World distribution Almost in the tropics: In Togo the pulped leaves are externally applied against tetanus or meningitis. Asarifoliia of the nutritional value of Ipomoea asarifolia leaves revealed appreciable amounts of crude protein 21 g per g dry matter.

It seems absent from eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. Leaf The leaves are alternatesuborbicular, cm in diameter, blunt at the apex and heart-shaped at the base. Flower Flowers showy, sepals unequal, elliptic-oblong qsarifolia, obtuse, mucronulate, outer 2 shorter, 3-nerved, rather warty, mm long, inner ones mm; corolla funnelform, cm long, red-purple, glabrous ; stamens included, filaments shortly pilose at base; asaifolia included, ovary glabrous.

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It has also been stated that Ipomoea asarifolia is native to tropical America. These compounds are responsible for occasional outbreaks of poisoning in cattle, sheep and goats.

Weed type Broadleaf Global description A hairless succulent perennialtrailing on the ground usually several meters long; it is reproduces from seeds and asafifolia shoots. Fruit The fruit is a globose and the seeds are slightly hairy. Retrieved from ” https: African Journal of Biotechnology Vol.

Its seeds are locally used in West Africa as laxative and coffee substitute, but seeds, stems and leaves have been used for generations in traditional medicine in the Philippines, particularly to treat earache, pharyngitis, allergic dermatitis, wounds and burns, and as antidote against poisoning.


In Nigeria and Mauritania asarifolka poultice of the leaves is applied to guinea-worm sores. It has been hypothesized that it originated in southern India and that early Opomoea visitors of the region spread it around the world because of its medicinal uses.

Underground system Stem The stem is solid near the base but hollow nearer the top on the plant. Germination was independent of light exposure. In an experiment to test seed survival rates of weed species conducted in Brazil, the survival rates of Ipomoea asarifolia seed were too low to allow for a build-up of their numbers in the soil seed bank. Ipomoea asarifolia is a common plant of hydromorphic soils, low-lying places in inland valleys or along streams and riverbanks.

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Tests showed that seed extracts ipompea analgesic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. The beetle is heavily parasitized by the wasp Emersonella neveipeswhich also parasitizes on Chelymorpha cassideaa pest of sweet potato.

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Observation specific search options Observed during. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Elsevier, Toxicon ipomeoa It reproduces from seeds and stem shoots. It is sometimes weedy. In Sudan the roasted and powdered seeds are mixed with yoghurt and taken as a purgative. This page was last modified on 25 Octoberat Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public.