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 indicum 1, plant habit; 2, flower; 3, fruit; 4, fruit in cross-section.

Heliotropium indicum

The classification suffers from the absence of a recent taxonomic revision covering Old World and the New World species. Seedling with epigeal germination; cotyledons leafy, rounded. Mortality supposedly due to intoxication by pyrrolizidine alkaloids heliootropium Heliotropium indicum in a horse population in Costa Rica: Heliotropium indicum contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Antiseptic and healing properties of indigenous plants from the Philippines. Heliotropium indicum Heliotropium indicum plant x – k – jpg www. Stanley and Ross, ; Lazarides and Hince, ; Craven, It has a hairy stem, bearing alternating ovate to oblong-ovate leaves.

Heliotropium indicum L.

The Ngoni of Tanzania drink an extract made from the roots to treat yaws. In Madagascar a plant infusion is used as a strong diuretic.


Extracts of Heliotropium indicum have been shown to have strong antibacterial and antitumour activities, but no antifungal activity. Heliotropium indicum plant habit CopyLeft EcoPort. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are a common constituent of various hliotropium belonging to the Boraginaceae and Asteraceae and the papilionoid genus Crotalaria.

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Characteristics Habitat terrestrial New England state Massachusetts Flower petal color blue to purple Leaf type the leaves are simple i. Usually the plant attains a height of 1 m, but sometimes it may grow as tall as 1.

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A few natural enemies, especially pathogens, have been recorded, mostly in India, apparently with little importance. Veterinary Quarterly 21 2: Fatal accidental poisoning in humans by drinking herbal tea, consuming grain contaminated with Heliotropium seeds, and as a result of medicinal use has been recorded. Title Seeds Caption Seeds from two aspects. We depend on donations to help keep this site free and up to date for you.

Datasheet Heliotropium indicum Indian heliotrope. A Geographic Atlas of World Weeds. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands. Weeds Reported in rice in South and Southeast Asia. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat 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 species is distributed widely throughout the world’s tropical regions, and it has proved difficult to establish its precise origin, although South and Central America seem most likely.


Heliotropium indicum Heliotropium indicum — Turnsole x – 51k – jpg www. Heliotropium indicum Heliotropium indicum leaves x – 28k – jpg www. Glands on leaf blade the leaf blades do not have glandular dots or scales Sap the sap is clear and watery Sap color the sap is clear.

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Stem deeply grooved and covered with large, coarse, white hairs. Its distribution just barely includes New England, collections having been made only in Massachusetts.

Tadulingam C; Venkatanarayana G, Its ability to grow in periodically wet or partiailly flooded situations enables it to establish in crops under conditions where weeds sensitive to excess water could not endure. Cancer Treatment and Report 66 7: Heliotropium indicum Heliotropium indicum.

Indicine N-oxide has reached Phase I clinical trials in advanced cancer patients. Prostate infections are treated with a decoction made from a mixture with other plants. Exact status definitions can vary from ueliotropium to state.