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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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In pastures it can cause fatal poisoning in cattle. Inflorescence internodal, an unbranched and very rarely dichotomous helicoid cyme, the peduncle portion cm long, pubescent, the fertile portion cm long.

Mycological Research, 7: Pons N; Sutton BC, Recently it has been introduced to Australia where it is found in Northern Territory and Queensland Craven, Synonyms Tiaridium indicum L.

The plant is usually associated with wet, fertile soils, often near rivers and lakes, fallow rice fields, roadsides and waste areas. Lorenzi and Jeffery, Showing 0 of 0 comments.

Aqueous leaf extracts of Heliotropium indicum had an allelopathic effect on rice seedlings; phenolic compounds may be held responsible for this. Cercospora and similar fungi on Heliotropium weeds. Mortality supposedly due to intoxication by pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Heliotropium indicum in a horse population in Costa Rica: Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University, A Geographic Atlas of World Weeds.


Heliotropium indicum – Useful Tropical Plants

In the Philippinesthe plant is chiefly used as a traditional medicine. Indicine N-oxide has reached Phase I clinical trials indicmu advanced cancer patients. The extracted juice from the pounded leaves of the plants is used on wounds, skin ulcers and furuncles.

Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. Fernald, ; Lorenzi and Jeffery, BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya.

Heliotropium indicum

Heliotropium indicum inflorescence CopyLeft EcoPort. Heliotropium indicum contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Production of antineoplastic agents by plant tissue cultures: Wound healing effects of Heliotropium indicum, Plumbago zeylanica and Acalypha indica in rats. Pest Management Council of the Philippines. Inflorescence heliotrpium scorpioid, simple, many-flowered cyme, 2.

To reuse an image, please click it to see who you will need to contact. Bracteole number Apiaceae 0 Bracts in plantain Plantago NA Final leaf segment length compound lvs only 0 mm Final leaf segment length to width ratio compound lvs only 0 Final leaf segment width compound lvs only 0 mm Hairs on underside of leaf the underside of the leaf is fuzzy or hairy Leaf arrangement alternate: 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, Heliotropium indicum 1, plant heliotropum 2, flower; 3, fruit; 4, fruit in cross-section.


Bulbils the plant does not appear to have bulbils Bulblets replace flowers there are no bulblets where the flowers are located. Distribution Maps Top of page Inddicum can pan and zoom the map.

Plant odor the plant does not have much of a smell. Department of Primary Industries. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Its distribution just barely includes New England, collections having been made only in Massachusetts. Indicumm is widely considered a weed of fields and pastures.