Ipomoea pes-tigridis

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Ipomoea pes-tigridis L.
  • Common Name : Vaghpadi-ni-Vel, Vaghpadi
  • Plant Family : Convolvulaceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 4, 9, 10, 15, 17, 22, 27, 29, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Sarita Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra

About Ipomoea pes-tigridis Plant :

  • Habit : A small herbaceous twiner, clothed with long hairs and stems terete.
  • Leaves : Deeply, palmately 5-9 lobed, lobes ovate or elliptic-oblong, acute at the apex, narrowed at the base, densely hairy on both sides, base of leaf deeply cordate.
  • Flowers :
    • 3 or morein a head, white or pale-pink, inconspicuous, fading very soon in axillary cymes, peduncles hirsute, bracteates, bracts oblong or ovate-oblong.
    • Calyx hairy. Corolla bell-shaped, pale pink colour.
  • Fruit : Seeds 4, dark brown.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September-October
  • Significance :
    • Very common in grasses and on hedges.
    • The root is used as a purgative.