Weed DamageI. aquatica grows very rapidly and becomes a weed in some habitats (Parham, ; Varshney and Rzoska, ). The long. Welcome to the India Biodiversity Portal - A repository of information designed to harness and disseminate collective intelligence on the biodiversity of the Indian. Ipomoea aquatica plant (Photo: USDA APHIS Archives, USDA APHIS, However, Ipomea aquatica is highly invasive, forming dense mats over.


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These are eaten fresh or cooked like spinach.

Cooking in oil is common. Spices should be added to enhance the bland flavor.


The canned product is often seen on store shelves. Original publication date May Visit the EDIS website at http: In Ipomoea reptans and Ipohit is cooked with cuttlefish and a sweet and spicy sauce.

Ipomoea reptans Poir. — The Plant List

Also known ipomoea reptans eng chhai in the Hokkien dialect, it can also be boiled with preserved cuttlefish, then rinsed and mixed ipomoea reptans spicy rojak paste to become jiu hu eng chhai.

Boiled eng chhai also can be served with fermented krill noodle belacan bihun and prawn mi. Forms dense floating mats of intertwined stems over water surfaces, shading out native submersed plants and competing with native emergents.

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  • Description

Masses of tangled vegetation obstruct water ipomoea reptans in drainage and flood control canals. They have infested lakes, ponds, and river shorelines, displacing native plants that are important for fish and wildlife. The veins of the plant create dense impenetrable canopies over small ponds and retention basins creating stagnant water conditions that are ideal breeding environments for mosquitoes Fears, Ipomoea reptans.

Management Info Preventative measures: Sale and distribution of I.

Ipomoea aquatica – UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

The performance of butachlor, benfuresate and molinate was disappointing. No herbicide adversely affected the quality or yield of grain Ritoine ipomoea reptans al.


Regulatory Ipomoea reptans Regulatory strategies to prevent the world movement and further establishment of exotic pest plants such as I.

Ipomoea reptans attempted importations are intentional, but some are inadvertent. The seeds have been intercepted as contaminants of Ionopsis utricularioides leaves, Ipomoea cairica seeds, Citrus sp.

Regulatory treatments Ipomoea reptans energy Small quantities of I. Seeds should be placed on moistened filter paper or paper towels in a covered beaker.