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Published In: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 44. 1775. (Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Usually all the year.
Type: Type: Yemen, Zepid, Forskal (C, holotype, BM, isotype).
Distribution: Sind: F-4 Larkana, 26.4.1957, Ishfaq Ali s.n. (RAW), id., April 1958, Hussain s.n. (RAW), G-4 Karachi, Malir, 30.8.1957, Anwar Iqbal s.n. (KUH), Dokri, rice fields, Mushtaq Husain s.n. (KUH), Malir, 14.2.1963, Fahimuddin s.n. (KUH), Halegi Lake, M. Qaiser 413 (KUH), Sajawal to Karachi, Qaiser & Raza 673 (KUH), Gharo to Thatta, Sultanul Abedin 5224 (KUH), Punjab : D-6, Mianwali, Kazmi 5.393 (PES).

Distribution: A native of the Old World tropics, introduced into the Americas.

Comment/Acknowledgements: This is a popular pot-herb in some areas. The dried juice is used as a laxative.
Photo: Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. (Photo)
Map Location: Sind: F-4 Larkana, 26.4.1957, Ishfaq Ali s.n. (RAW), id., April 1958, Hussain s.n. (RAW), G-4 Karachi, Malir, 30.8.1957, Anwar Iqbal s.n. (KUH), Dokri, rice fields, Mushtaq Husain s.n. (KUH), Malir, 14.2.1963, Fahimuddin s.n. (KUH), Halegi Lake, M. Qaiser 413 (KUH), Sajawal to Karachi, Qaiser & Raza 673 (KUH), Gharo to Thatta, Sultanul Abedin 5224 (KUH), Punjab : D-6, Mianwali, Kazmi 5.393 (PES).

 

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Procumbent on wet ground or floating on water, rooting at the nodes, the stem hollow. Leaves mostly hastate, the terminal lobe narrowly triangular or lanceolate, the basal lobes smaller and spreading or almost absent, 4-12 cm long, apically acute or obtuse, glabrate. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered cymes. Sepals ovate-oblong, 7 mm long, obtuse or subacute, glabrous. Corolla white or purple, 4-5 cm long. Fruit capsular, ovoid to globose, 8-10 mm long. Seeds densely soft-pilose or glabrous.
 
 
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