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Useful Tropical Plants

Ipomoea orizabensis

(Pelletan) Ledeb. ex Steud.

Convolvulaceae


Closely related to Ipomoea purpurea, and perhaps not distinct from it[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

+ Synonyms

Convolvulus orizabensis Pelletan

Convolvulus sanguineus Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.

Convolvulus serotinus DC.

Convolvulus superbus Kunth

Ipomoea longipedunculata (M. Martens & Galeotti) Hemsl.

Ipomoea superba (Kunth) G.Don

Ipomoea tyrianthina Lindl.

Pharbitis longipedunculata M. Martens & Galeotti

Pharbitis serotina (DC.) Choisy

Quamoclit serotina (DC.) G.Don

Common Name:

Ipomoea orizabensis
Flower and leaves
Photograph by: Dick Culbert
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Ipomoea orizabensis Ipomoea orizabensis

General Information

Ipomoea orizabensis is a small to large, perennial climbing plant, producing annual, twining stems from a tuberous rootstock[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for its root, which is used medicinally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/

Range

Central America - Mexico and Guatemala.

Habitat

Moist thickets at elevations of 1,600 - 3,800 metres in Guatemala[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The dried root is cathartic, hydragogue[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].
The root contains several active compounds, including a glucosidal resin, a pale yellow essential oil and sconoletin[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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