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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In Benin a decoction of leafy stems with those of Cissus quadrangularis L. General asarifolla of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat.

Encyclopedia of Life EOL. The dried stems are used as tinder, and the leaves are sometimes used to wrap the feet or hands after application of henna. Fruits tardily dehiscent capsules, subglobose, mm long, brown, glabrous; seeds brown to dark brown, mm long, minutely gray-pubescent.

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Flower Flowers showy, sepals unequal, elliptic-oblongobtuse, 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; pistil included, ovary glabrous. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

Flowers on pedicels mm long. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Leaves alternate, simple and entire; petiole 3—8. Underground system Stem The stem is solid near the base but hollow nearer the top on the plant.

It has been hypothesized that it originated in southern India and that early European visitors of the region spread it around the world because of its medicinal uses. In Benin a leaf decoction, together with leaves of Ficus vallis-choudae Delile, is drunk to treat hyperthermia.

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Flowers showy, sepals unequal, elliptic-oblongobtuse, 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; pistil included, ovary glabrous.

Ipomoea asarifolia – Wikipedia

Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Almost in the tropics: The origin of Ipomoea asarifolia is unknown. It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Origin World distribution Almost in the tropics: Leaf The leaves are alternatesuborbicular, cm in upomoea, blunt at the apex and heart-shaped at the base.

Views Read View source View history. Iomoea textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. In South America Ipomoea asarifolia is attacked by tortoise beetles Stolas sp. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction.

These lpomoea are responsible for occasional outbreaks of poisoning in cattle, sheep and goats. High light conditions initially caused an increased growth rate, which later evened out. This page was last modified on 25 Octoberat In Senegal a compress of the crushed whole plant is applied to wounds and a decoction of the plant is drunk against post-partum haemorrhage.

In Senegal 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. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

A decoction of the leafy twigs is taken to treat kwashiorkor. Ipomoea is a large and complex genus containing — species of vines and shrubs, widely distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics. Leaves alternate, rounded-cordate to subreniform, cm long, basally cordate, apically rounded, glabrescent. Ipomoea asarifolia reproduces naturally from seed and stem pieces. The inflorescence is a cyme and flowers are both axillary and terminal.

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In Nigeria the dried powdered leaves are applied to burns. It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”.

Ipomoea asarifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

Kasaragode, Kollam, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode. Ipomoea asarifolia can be found flowering as long as sufficient water is available. The risk of ergot-like intoxication, however, greatly reduces the value of the plant as a fodder.

Four acylated anthocyanins have been isolated from the aerial parts. Tests showed that seed asarioflia have analgesic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted.

Inflorescence The inflorescence is a cyme and flowers are both axillary and terminal. Under controlled environmental conditions Ipomoea asarifolia produced leaves with high leaf dry mass and leaf area per total plant dry mass under low light conditions. A hairless succulent perennialtrailing on the ground usually several meters long; it is reproduces from seeds and stem shoots.

In northern Nigeria assarifolia is reported to provoke diarrhoea in horses if accidentally grazed, and causes madness and death in camels. Corolla lavender to purple, rarely white, cm long, funnelform. Ipomoa a laboratory experiment it was shown that leaf extracts contain potent hepatoprotective and curative compounds against 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 drug silymarin.

II, Ipomoea ipommoea Desr. This infusion is fed to the animal, while the pulverized charcoal of the burnt plants, mixed with shea butter, is rubbed on the joints.