Invasive Alien Species
Species Name: Ipomoea cairica
- Family Name:
- Ipomoea palmata Forssk.
- Africa and Asia.
- A twining annual vine. Stem slender, herbaceous. Leaves alternate, ovate or orbicular, palmately cut at the base into five segments, the basal pair of segments sometimes lobed; leafstalk up to 10 cm long. Inflorescence axillary, with stalk, white with a purplish red or pinkish tinge on both surfaces; sepals not hairy; corolla funnel shaped; oval with silky hairs on edges. Fruit a sub-globose capsule. Seeds hairy.
- Invaded Habitat:
- Running wild on roadsides, waste places, fences and railway embankments.
- In Java locally naturalized in West Java.
- Seeds are dispersed by wind or water.
- Backer , C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen Van Den Brink. 1965. Flora of Java. N.V. P. Noordhoff. Groningen, Netherlands
- Barnes D.E. & L. G. Chan. 1990. Common Weeds of Malaysia and their control. Ancom Berhad. Persiaran Selangor. 40000 Shah Alam, Malaysia.
- Weber, E. 2003. Invasive Plant Species of the World. A Reference Guide to Environmental Weeds. CAB International Publishing.