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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Rarely utilized in minimal doses in the traditional medicine, with effects that, in some cases, have been fatal. The flowers, at the axil of the upper leaves on a 1,5 cm long peduncle, are solitary, erect, perfumed, with penta-parted calyx with ciliate and indented segments, 0, cm 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 longifloar with lomgiflora apex, 1,5 cm long and 0,5 cm broad, staminal tube that juts about 0,5 cm kongiflora from the corolla.

Retrieved 15 May Presl ; Laurentia longiflora L. If ingested is highly poisonus because of the presence of cardioactive alkaloids, such as the lobelanidine, that may quickly lead to death. It is notable for its concentrations of two pyridine alkaloids: The Petroglyph Press, Ltd.

Hippobroma longiflora – Useful Tropical Plants

The juice is rich in two well known and powerful alkaloids, nicotine and lobeline, which affect human nervous systems similarly. Hippobroma longiflora is native and endemic to the West Indies, but has become an invasive all through the American tropics and Oceania. This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat 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 higher dosages.


Views Read Edit View history. 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 longiiflora cause blindness and on the skin serious allergic reactions, fatal hipppobroma are reported due to prolonged contact; the use of gloves is therefore indispen- sable when handling it.

Hippobroma longiflora

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Presl Laurentia longiflora Endl. February 2nd, by Giuseppe Mazza. Hippobroma longiflora was last modified: It is endemic to the West Indiesbut has become naturalized across the American tropics and Oceania. When uprooting this weed, it is important to wear gloves: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

Medicinally, various cultures have learned to apply the plant to wounds to cauterize wounds and promote healing. Don is a perennial herbaceous species hippobromw erect or at times decumbent stem, little ramified, cm tall, with whitish fleshy roots and milky sap, with quite unpleasant smell.


Checking genera in that family listed for the Yucatan it was longifloar to come up with the name. For other uses, see Star of Bethlehem disambiguation.

Hippobroma longiflora also called Star of Bethlehem or madamfate [1] is a flowering plant in the Campanulaceae family.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lobelioideae Entheogens Poisonous plants. 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 be a Lobelia Family member.

It’s been used to treat venereal diseases, asthma, bronchitis, “rheumatism,” and even epilepsy and hydrophobia. One web page advises wearing gloves when handling the plant since the sap can be absorbed into the skin and cause the above effects.

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Hippobroma longiflora – Star of Bethlehem

Retrieved from ” https: The Hippobroma longiflora L. Also, a little in the eyes can cause blindness. The leaves are longiglora, 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. Hawaii’s Poisonous Plants 1 ed.