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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Utilization of a weed for infectious Coryza in chicken. Heliophytum indicum Heliotropium parviflorum Tiaridium indicum.

Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. Australian Systematic Botany, 9 4: Flora of Tropical East Africa. The extracted juice from the pounded leaves of the plants is used on wounds, skin ulcers and furuncles.

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Heliotropium indicum

Aqueous leaf extracts of Heliotropium indicum had an allelopathic effect on rice seedlings; phenolic compounds may be held responsible for this. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Bulbils the plant does not appear to have bulbils Bulblets replace flowers there are no bulblets where the flowers are located. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple; stipules absent; petiole 1—7 cm long; blade ovate to elliptical, 1.


Plants Profile for Heliotropium indicum (Indian heliotrope)

Control uimico preemergente de malezas en plantilla cana de azucar en Portiguesa. Indian Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 20 1: Handbook of African medicinal plants. It is less widespread in tropical Africa than Heliotropium indicum and no medicinal uses have been reported from Africa. Planta Medica 49 2: The plant is usually associated with wet, fertile soils, often near rivers and lakes, fallow rice fields, roadsides and waste areas.

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Prostate infections are treated with a decoction made from a mixture with other plants. Mycological Research, 7: Heine, ; Holm et al. Paul Indcum, Paris, France. It has small white or purple flowers with a green calyx; five stamens borne on a corolla tube; a terminal style; and a four-lobed ovary.

The species name, indicum relates to India where it is supposed to be a native plant species, however, Waterhouse considers H. Habitat terrestrial New England state Massachusetts Specific habitat man-made or disturbed habitats. In Mauritius a leaf infusion is taken against kidney infections and as a diuretic.

Launert E, Pope GV, eds. The plants are generally collected when fully grown and can be used either dry or fresh. In the Americas, however, uses similar to those of Heliotropium indicum are recorded. The plant reproduces by seeds which are produced on the long, curled, one-sided spikes.


Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally in non-wetlands. Polyamines and leaf senescence in pyrrolizidine alkaloid-bearing Heliotropium plants. University Press of Hawaii.

Saikia and Sarma, Full Key All other flowering non-woody plants All other herbaceous, flowering dicots Heliotropium indicum.

Recently it has been introduced to Australia where it is found in Northern Territory and Queensland Craven, Chemistry and Industry Pons N; Sutton BC, From Heliotropium indicum the pyrrolizidine alkaloids indicine, indicine-N-oxide, acetyl-indicine, indicinine, heleurine, heliotrine, supinine, supinidine and lindelofidine have been isolated, all of them with hepatoxic activity.

A flower decoction heliotropjum an emmenagogue in small doses and an abortifacient in large doses. Plantes et animaux utiles de Madagascar. Cana de Azucar, 7: There are 6 Wikipedia citations related to Heliotropium indicum L.

Heliotropium indicum Heliotropium indicum leaves x – 28k – jpg www. Its distribution just barely includes New England, collections having been made ibdicum in Massachusetts.

Heliotropium comprises about species and is distributed in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate zones of all continents. Its closest relative is H.