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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Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. The long stems are used as rope.

Germination was independent of light exposure. General description of the sites where the species is found ipomofa, forest, environment or microhabitat. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured.

It reproduces from seeds and stem shoots. The beetle is heavily parasitized by the wasp Emersonella neveipes asrifolia, which also parasitizes on Chelymorpha cassideaa pest of sweet potato. The thickened roots are used as love-charm.

Young leaves are nonetheless reportedly eaten in soup during the dry season in northern Benin.

Stems herbaceous, decumbent and the tips, twining, rooting at the nodes, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple and entire; petiole 3—8. Views Read View source View history. Ekenyem shows that leaf of Ipomoea asarifolia leaf meal could be used as a feed ingredient in pig production. User Group specific ilomoea options Title. Riceweeds en – Convolvulaceae – Ipomoea asarifolia Desr. Tests showed that seed extracts have analgesic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Document specific search options Title.


In northern Nigeria it is reported to provoke diarrhoea in horses if accidentally grazed, and causes madness and death in camels.

Plants Profile for Ipomoea asarifolia (ginger-leaf morning-glory)

User specific search options User. Evidence of the involvement of a leaf lectin. Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. In Nigeria, the leaf of Ipomoea asarifolia is used as compost material, mulch, as well as constituting weed in farms. Seeds 5—7 mm long, black, glabrous. Two triacylated and tetraglucosylated anthocyanins derived from cyanidin were isolated from the flowers.

This page was last modified on 25 Octoberat African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. Underground system Stem The stem is solid near the base but hollow nearer the top on the plant.

This infusion is fed to the animal, while the pulverized charcoal of the burnt plants, mixed with shea butter, is rubbed on the joints. Rare and not abundant. The antinociceptive effect of the aqueous methanol extract of the leaves was shown by its ability to reduce the number of acetic acid-induced abdominal writhing in mice. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. The inflorescence is a cyme and flowers are both axillary and terminal.

Can include ecosystem services. Accessed 14 November The risk of ergot-like intoxication, however, greatly reduces the value of the plant as a fodder.

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.


It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. In Benin a decoction of leafy stems with those of Cissus quadrangularis L. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of water extract from Ipomoea asarifolia Desr Convolvulaceae. The plant is browsed by cattle throughout West Africa.

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

In Benin a leaf decoction, together with leaves of Ficus vallis-choudae Delile, is drunk ipomoes treat hyperthermia. The leaves are alternatesuborbicular, cm in diameter, blunt at the apex and heart-shaped at the base.

The extract shows prolonged and strong pain inhibition, indicating both antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties. A leaf decoction is taken internally and as a wash for feverish chills and rheumatic pains.

The seeds, together with those of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Almost in the tropics: 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.

Fruit a globose, glabrous capsule, 1—1. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences.

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The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. Ipomoea asarifolia and Ipomoea pes-caprae L. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation.