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Useful Tropical Plants

Ipomoea pes-tigridis

L.

Convolvulaceae

+ Synonyms

Cleiostoma villosum Raf.

Convolvuloides palmata Moench

Convolvulus aggregatus Lour.

Convolvulus bryoniifolius Salisb.

Convolvulus capitellatus Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.

Convolvulus hepaticifolius (L.) Spreng.

Convolvulus pes-tigridis (L.) Spreng.

Ipomoea aggregata (Lour.) Poir.

Ipomoea hepaticifolia L.

Ipomoea lophantha Hallier f.

Ipomoea serpens L.

Ipomoea tamnifolia Burm.f.

Ipomoea tigrina Pers.

Ipomoea tigripes Stokes

Common Name:

Ipomoea pes-tigridis
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General Information

Ipomoea pes-tigridis is an annual climbing plant with slender stems up to 3 metres long that twine into the surrounding vegetation or scramble over the ground[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Old world tropics and subtropics in Africa, southern and eastern Asia to New Guinea.

Habitat

Grasslands, waste places, fields, thickets, occasionally in teak forests, also in sandy soils near beaches; at elevations up to 1,300 metres[
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual Climber
Height2.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details



The plant can be found flowering throughout the year, when sufficient water is available[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The mashed leaves are applied as a poultice on sores, boils, pimples, and tumours[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
,
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
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The leaf powder is smoked to get relief from bronchial spasm[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

The entire plant is crushed and the juice extracted and take orally for treatment of or prevention of rabies if bitten by a rabid dog[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

A decoction of the root is considered purgative and is also administered as a treatment for haemoptysis[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The seed is taken as a remedy for dropsy[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-05-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Ipomoea%20pes-tigridis>

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