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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These compounds are responsible for occasional outbreaks xsarifolia poisoning in cattle, sheep and goats. The water extract from I. Origin World distribution Almost in the tropics: A handbook of West African Weeds.

Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. Two triacylated and tetraglucosylated anthocyanins derived from cyanidin were isolated from the flowers.

Evidence of the involvement of a leaf lectin.

Germination was independent of light exposure. Ipomoea is a large and complex genus containing — species of vines and shrubs, widely distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics. It has fine longitudinal lines, without hairs or only sparingly hairy. It ipomoes 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.

Flowers bisexual, almost regular, 5-merous; pedicel 1.

Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult. | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

Views Read View source View history. Flowers showy, sepals unequal, elliptic-oblong ipooea, 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; pistil included, ovary glabrous. Ipomoea asarifolia is likely to remain an important plant in herbal medicine, although more research is needed to identify the compounds responsible for the activities and their pharmacology.


The levels of asarifollia, oxalates and phytates in the plant samples were low compared with recommended maxima for these compounds. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. Riceweeds en – Convolvulaceae – Ipomoea asarifolia Desr. A leaf decoction is taken internally and as a wash for feverish chills and rheumatic pains.

The beetle is heavily parasitized by the wasp Emersonella neveipeswhich also parasitizes on Chelymorpha cassideaa pest of sweet potato. It has also been stated that Ipomoea asarifolia is native to tropical America.

Riceweeds en – Convolvulaceae – Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult.

The risk of ergot-like intoxication, however, greatly reduces the value of the plant as a fodder. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Leaf The leaves are alternatesuborbicular, cm in diameter, blunt at the apex and heart-shaped at the base. See Terms of Use for details. Young leaves are nonetheless reportedly eaten in soup during the dry season in northern Benin.

Towards a better iponoea of Asatifolia asarifolia toxicity: Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of water extract from Ipomoea asarifolia Asarifooia Convolvulaceae. Corolla lavender to purple, rarely white, cm long, funnelform.

In Nigeria the flowers boiled with beans are eaten as a remedy for syphilis. In Benin a decoction of leafy stems with those of Cissus quadrangularis L. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Document specific search options Title. Ekenyem shows that leaf of Ipomoea asarifolia leaf meal could be used as a feed ingredient in iplmoea production. In Nigeria and Mauritania a poultice of the leaves is applied to guinea-worm sores.


The leaves are alternatesuborbicular, cm in diameter, blunt at the apex and heart-shaped at the base. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. The origin of Ipomoea asarifolia is unknown.

The margins are entirethe blade asarifolua, borne on long petioles about 15 cm long, smooth with nerves radiating from the base.

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Leaves alternate, rounded-cordate to subreniform, cm long, basally cordate, apically rounded, glabrescent. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. It is sometimes weedy. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured.

Leaves alternate, simple and entire; petiole 3—8. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.

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