Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr.


Common Name Beach Morning Glory, Salsa Da Praia (Brazil), Goats Foot, Railroad Vine, Bay Hops, Convolvulus, Coast Morning Glory
Community name(s) Beach Morning Glory
Communities Belyuen

Taxonomy


Kingdom Plantae
Phylum/Division Charophyta
Family Convolvulaceae
Genus Ipomoea
Species pes-caprae
Sub Species brasiliensis
Scientific Name Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr.
Synonyms Ipomoea brasiliensis (L.) Sweet, Convolvulus brasiliensis L., Ipomoea biloba Forssk.
Authority (L.) Ooststr
Year 1940
References 1. National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS); Atlas of Living Australia, (2016)
2. The Australian Plant Name Index (APNI); Australian Plant Census, (2016)
3. The Convolvulaceae of Malaysia, III: The Genus Ipomoea; Ooststroom, S.J. van, (1940)

Habit information for Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr.


Botanical Description
Liana & Vine
Trunk/Bark/Stem
Slender vine, usually found trailing along the ground.
Leaves
Leaf blades about 6.5-11.5 x 5-9 cm, petioles about 3.2-10 cm long. Lateral veins curving inside the blade margin. When cut, twigs produce a milky exudate.
Flowers
Sepals about 7-10 mm long. Corolla about 50 mm long. Staminal filaments (about 11 mm long) hairy towards the base. Ovary seated on a disk. Stigma globular and white.
Fruit
Globose, about 13-20 mm in diameter, calyx lobes persistent at the base. Pedicels about 50 mm long.
Seed
Dark brown, about 7-12 x 6-8 mm and densely clothed in brown hairs. Embryo green.
Flowering Season Year round.
Reference 1. Factsheet – Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis ; Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al., (2010)

Habitat information for Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr.


Endemic to Australia No
Distribution Distribution in the World
Found in tropical and sub-tropical areas in Brazil, Africa, Asia, Malesia and the Pacific islands.
Distribution in Australia
Occurs around much of the Australian coastline, north of Sydney on the east coast and north of Shark Bay on the west coast. Usually found just above sea level. Grows just above the high tide mark and in beach forest and other types of vegetation near sea level.
Reference 1. Factsheet – Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis ; Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al., (2010)

Additional Information for Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr.



Customary Medicinal Information for Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr.



Community name(s) Beach Morning Glory
Communities Yaegl
Used for Boils
Jellyfish stings
Plant part(s) used
Leaves
Medicinal Properties
Preparation Leaves secured to inflected area using vine-like stem.
Remarks
Reference source 1 1. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Yaegl Aboriginal community in northern New South Wales, Australia; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwada, J., Heron, R., Yaegl Community Elders, Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad S., Jamie, J., (2012)
2. Yaegl Medicinal Plant Resources Handbook ; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwad, J., Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad, S., Jamie, J., Yaegl Community Elders, (2011)
Reference source 2 None / Not set


Community name(s) Beach Morning Glory
Communities Yaegl
Used for Headache
Plant part(s) used
Leaves
Medicinal Properties
Preparation Leaves are placed directly on the forehead.
Remarks
Reference source 1 1. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Yaegl Aboriginal community in northern New South Wales, Australia; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwada, J., Heron, R., Yaegl Community Elders, Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad S., Jamie, J., (2012)
2. Yaegl Medicinal Plant Resources Handbook ; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwad, J., Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad, S., Jamie, J., Yaegl Community Elders, (2011)
Reference source 2 None / Not set


Customary Edible Information for Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr.



Plant Part Used Roots
Stage of Growth
Used as Other
Nutritional Value
Preparation Smashed roots are made into a bread.
Remarks
Reference source 1 1. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Yaegl Aboriginal community in northern New South Wales, Australia; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwada, J., Heron, R., Yaegl Community Elders, Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad S., Jamie, J., (2012)
2. Yaegl Medicinal Plant Resources Handbook ; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwad, J., Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad, S., Jamie, J., Yaegl Community Elders, (2011)
Reference source 2 None / Not set


Other Customary Use Information for Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr.



Scientific Information for Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr.


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