Facts About. Indian heliotrope is native to Asia and invasive in parts of the United States. Its distribution just barely includes New England, collections having. Nov 19, H. indicum is common in tropical countries, being a major weed of sugarcane in Indonesia and the Philippines (Holm et al., ) and of maize. Descriptions and articles about the Indian Heliotrope, scientifically known as Heliotropium indicum in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehen .
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Heliotropium indicumcommonly known as Indian heliotropeis an annual, hirsute plant that is a common weed in waste places and settled areas. Lifespan the plant lives only a single year or less Parasitism the plant is not parasitic Plant color the heliotropim or young stems of the plant are green Plants darken when dry no Spines on plant the plant has no spines.
In Nigeria, an infusion of the plant is used as an eye-lotion and to clean ulcers. Exact status definitions can vary from state to state. Retrieved from ” https: Heliotropium indicum has a pantropical distribution, but is probably native of tropical America.
Induction of callus tissues and detection of the agents in cultured cells. Pons N; Sutton BC, Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser.
In Gambia the whole plant is buried and after the fleshy tissue has rotted away the remaining fibre is used to make false hair for women. Heliotropium indicum flowering plant CopyLeft EcoPort.
Pest Management Council of the Philippines. It is widely used in native medicine in Tamil Nadu, India. The lower surface of the leaf is pubescent, acute or acuminate, margin with shallow undulating teeth, the base narrowing and extending down along the petiole to form wings on both sides.
Media related to Heliotropium indicum at Wikimedia Commons. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are a common constituent of various genera belonging to the Boraginaceae and Asteraceae and the papilionoid genus Crotalaria.
Heliotropium indicum (Indian heliotrope): Go Botany
In Venezuela, it is a common weed of sugarcane in Aragua and Portuguese states Rincones, of sesame Sesamum indicum Prieto and Leon, and of several other crops Anzola, The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Your help is appreciated. Biology and Ecology Top of page H.
Phytochemistry Oxford19 3: Journal of Applied Entomology 7: Gentoxic action of an aqueous extract of Heliotropium curassavicum var. Taxonomic Tree Nidicum of page Domain: Don’t need the entire report?
Citation in news articles. Utilization of helioteopium weed for infectious Coryza in chicken. The Ngoni of Tanzania drink an extract made from the roots to treat yaws.
In Mauritius a leaf infusion is taken against kidney infections and as a diuretic. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: External application to promote wound healing and to fight infections seems less hazardous, but more research is needed. Lorenzi and Jeffery, Chemical ecology of pyrrolizidine alkaloids. There is ample variation in plant parts used, and in methods of preparation and administration. Planta Medica 49 2: Full Key All other flowering non-woody plants All other herbaceous, flowering dicots Heliotropium indicum.
Heliotropium indicum plant habit CopyLeft EcoPort. Kleinschmidt and Johnson, ; Lazarides and Hince, ; Craven, Home Remedies from Philippine Medicinal Plants. A Geographic Atlas of World Weeds.
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, pp. The lower surface of the leaves prominently veined, the upper surface coarsely rough and grooved. University Press of Hawaii. National Academy of Sciences, Science Letters, 6 5: The seeds are produced for a long inducum and the flowers continue to produce new seeds while mature seeds are still falling Tadulingham and Venkatanarayana, The name suggests an Asiatic origin, and some sources for example, Holm et al.
Medical ethnobotany of some weeds of Mauritius and Rodrigues.
The flowering season is very long and new flowers develop apically within the cyme while mature nutlets are already present at the base of the inflorescence. Flora Zambesiaca Management Committee.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Heliotropium indicum
Studies in the Boraginaceae, VII. Heliotropium alkaloids have been considered as potential agents in chemotherapy and clinical trials have been executed. Its closest relative is H. Resumenes del X Congresso Venezolano de Botnica. In pastures it can cause fatal poisoning in cattle. Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Heliotropium indicum contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.