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Useful Tropical Plants

Stictocardia tiliifolia

(Desr.) Hallier f.

Convolvulaceae


Some authorities still recognise this species under the name Stictocardia campanulata (L.) Merr.[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Argyreia campanulata (L.) Alston

Argyreia tiliifolia (Desr.) Wight

Convolvulus campanulatus (L.) Spreng.

Convolvulus gangeticus Roxb.

Convolvulus grandiflorus L.f.

Convolvulus melanostictus Schltdl.

Convolvulus tiliifolius Desr.

Ipomoea benghalensis Roem. & Schult.

Ipomoea campanulata L.

Ipomoea gangetica Sweet

Ipomoea grandiflora (L.f.) Lam.

Ipomoea pulchra Blume

Ipomoea tiliifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult.

Rivea campanulata (L.) House

Rivea tiliifolia (Desr.) Choisy

Stictocardia campanulata (L.) Merr.

Common Name: Batatilla

Stictocardia tiliifolia
Flowers and leaves
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Stictocardia tiliifolia Stictocardia tiliifolia

General Information

Batatilla is a climbing shrub producing stems up to 5 metres long. The plant either creeps along the ground or twines into other plants for support.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for its sap. The plant is often grown as an ornamental.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China, Japan, India, through southeast Asia to Australia and the western Pacific; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua; Caribbean.

Habitat

Seashore thickets and forests at elevations below 100 metres in southern China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

A plant of lowland tropical areas, where it is usually found at elevations below 300 metres.
Requires a sunny position[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Prefers a well-drained, sandy loam[[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Prefers a pH in the range 5.5 - 6.5[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The sap has been used for coagulating the latex of Castilla elastica[
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.
,
469
Title
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 27
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Smithsonian Institute; Washington.
Year
1928
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a Flora of the Panama Canal zone
].

Propagation

Seed -

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