Star of Bethlehem, a native of the West Indies, is a perennial herb with poisonous milky sap. The botanical name Hippobroma means horse madness, referring. from the July 18, Newsletter issued from Hacienda Chichen Resort beside Chichén Itzá Ruins, central Yucatán, MÉXICO HIPPOBROMA LONGIFLORA’S. Hippobroma longiflora (L.) Basionym: Lobelia longiflora L. longiflora ( L.) Isotoma longiflora (L.) Laurentia longiflora (L.) Peterm.

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Plants Profile for Hippobroma longiflora (madamfate)

Retrieved 7 December Checking genera in that family listed for the Yucatan it was easy to come up with the name. For other uses, see Star of Bethlehem disambiguation. The effects of nicotine and lobeline are quite similar, with psychoactive effects at small dosages and with unpleasant effects including vomiting, muscle paralysis, and trembling at hiippobroma dosages.

The leaves are simple, alternate, subsessile, elliptic to obovate-lanceolate with irregularly toothed margins and pointed apex, cm long and ,5 cm broad, almost glabrous above, slightly villous below, with prominent nervations.

By using longlflora site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: One web page advises wearing gloves when handling the hippobrima since the sap can be absorbed into the skin and cause the above effects. Hawaii’s Poisonous Plants 1 ed.

Hippobroma longiflora is native and endemic to the West Indies, but has become an invasive all through the American tropics and Oceania. Hippobroma longiflora also called Star of Bethlehem or madamfate [1] is a flowering plant in the Campanulaceae family. When uprooting this weed, it is important to huppobroma gloves: It is endemic to the West Indiesbut has become naturalized across the American tropics and Oceania.


Hippobroma longiflora – Wikipedia

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. It is notable for its concentrations of two pyridine alkaloids: The flowers, at the axil of the hippobroka leaves on a 1,5 cm long peduncle, are solitary, erect, perfumed, with penta-parted calyx with ciliate and indented segments, 0, hippobromz long, of green colour, hypocrateriform white corolla with extended lobes perpendicular to a long thin tube with cylindrical tube, cm long and of 0,4 cm of diameter, villous, and 5 elliptic to lanceolate lobes with pointed apex, 1,5 cm long and 0,5 cm broad, staminal tube that juts about 0,5 cm out from the corolla.

Rarely utilized in minimal doses in the traditional medicine, with effects that, in some cases, have been fatal.

Presl ; Laurentia longiflora L. Just call it Hippobroma.

Hippobroma longiflora (L.) G.Don

February 2nd, by Giuseppe Mazza. Medicinally, various cultures have learned to apply the plant to wounds to cauterize wounds and promote healing.

Small doses of the juice may have medicinal value, but too much can induce vomiting, muscle paralysis and trembling. The Petroglyph Press, Ltd. If ingested is highly poisonus because of the presence of cardioactive alkaloids, such as the lobelanidine, that may quickly lead to death.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat Lobelioideae Entheogens Poisonous plants. Hippobroma longiflora was last modified: It grows in the tropical and humid subtropical climate zones, where has naturalized escaping the cultivation and becoming in some cases invasive, in full sun as well as partially shaded and is not particular about the soil, even if poor.


Also, a little in the eyes can cause blindness. The juice is rich in loongiflora well known and powerful alkaloids, nicotine and lobeline, which affect hippboroma nervous systems similarly. Very ornamental species thanks to the white scented flowers, but amongst the most poisonous, to be handled with extreme caution due to the presence in its sap of substances highly irritant for contact with immediate effects, in the eyes may cause blindness and on the skin serious allergic reactions, fatal cases are reported due to prolonged contact; the use of gloves is therefore indispen- sable when handling it.

Retrieved 15 May It’s been used to treat venereal diseases, asthma, bronchitis, “rheumatism,” and even epilepsy and hydrophobia. Don is a perennial herbaceous species with erect or at times decumbent stem, little ramified, cm tall, with whitish fleshy roots and milky sap, with quite unpleasant smell. Excerpts from Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter. The Hippobroma longiflora L.

Hippobroma longiflora

It is reported here only to facilitate its identification, its cultivation is strongly discouraged due to its hippobgoma and, especially, its high toxicity.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Presl Laurentia longiflora Endl. At first I had no idea what this might be but when I noticed how the flowers’ five grown-together anthers extended from the corolla tube and curved up a little, just like anthers of the North’s lobelia flowers, I figured it might hiippobroma a Lobelia Family member.