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Useful Tropical Plants

Ipomoea vagans

Baker

Convolvulaceae

+ Synonyms

Ipomoea sulphurea Hochst. ex Choisy

Common Name:

Ipomoea vagans
Young plant scrambling over the ground
Photograph by: Arne Erpenbach; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Arne Erpenbach
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General Information

Ipomoea vagans is an annual climbing plant with stems that scramble over the ground or twine into other plants for support[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].
The leaves are occasionally harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Senegal to Sudan.

Habitat

Sunny positions in the savannah, disturbed woodlands and fallows[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Requires a sunny position[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Edible Uses

Tender young leaves - cooked. Occasionally used in making sauces[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Medicinal

The plant is galactagogue[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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