Ipomoea aquatica
Ipomoea aquatica
(water spinach)
Plants
Exotic

23 results for Ipomoea aquatica (water spinach)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
3482 Ipomoea aquatica Food Web Observational Field A habitat and food preference study in India found that the Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus Latham)... 33995
4304 Ipomoea aquatica Navigation Anecdotal N/A long floating stems form dense mats which can block the flow of water and impede navigation 36239
4305 Ipomoea aquatica Water Quality Anecdotal N/A long floating stems form dense mats which block flow of water 36239
4306 Ipomoea aquatica Human Health Anecdotal N/A if eaten raw, may transmit Fasciolopsis buski 36239
4309 Ipomoea aquatica Water Quality Experimental Laboratory remove COD, BOD5, TSS and Chla from the water. 36240
4317 Ipomoea aquatica Water Quality Anecdotal N/A Ipomoea aquatica form dense floating mats of intertwined stems on top of water which... 36254
4318 Ipomoea aquatica Infrastructure Observational N/A Masses of tangled water spinach obstruct water flow in drains and flood control canals 36254
4319 Ipomoea aquatica Food Web Anecdotal N/A Veins of water spinach make dense impenetrable canopies over small ponds that create stagnant water... 36254
4326 Ipomoea aquatica Competition Anecdotal N/A Ipomoea aquatica creates floating mats of interwined stems over the surface of the water... 36260
4327 Ipomoea aquatica Infrastructure Anecdotal N/A impenetrable masses obstruct water flow in drainage and flood control canals 36260
4328 Ipomoea aquatica Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A creates dense canopies and stagnant water conditions ideal for mosquito breeding 36260
4329 Ipomoea aquatica Competition Anecdotal N/A forms dense floating mats above water shading out native plants and competes with native emergents 36262
4330 Ipomoea aquatica Infrastructure Anecdotal N/A tangled masses obstruct water flow in drainage and flood control canals 36262
4331 Ipomoea aquatica Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A veins of the plant create stagnant water conditions ideal for mosquito breeding 36262
4332 Ipomoea aquatica Infrastructure Experimental Laboratory used in water treatment systems in order to remove nutrients and heavy metals 36264
4337 Ipomoea aquatica Competition Anecdotal Laboratory can lead to reduced yields in rice and sugarcane through competition inadequate drainage, flooding... 36269
4338 Ipomoea aquatica Recreation Anecdotal N/A this plant outcompetes native plants reducing food supply for native animals, negatively impacting... 36269
4339 Ipomoea aquatica Harvest Anecdotal N/A water spinach can be cultivated and sold as a vegetable, possibly benefitting the general economy 36269
4340 Ipomoea aquatica Competition Observational Laboratory when left in a vat with other species, Ipomoea aquatica protruded through... 36269
4836 Ipomoea aquatica Water Quality Experimental Laboratory removes more than 75% chromium at a level of 28 ppm Cr without displaying chromium toxicity... 37279
4837 Ipomoea aquatica Aquaculture/Agriculture Experimental Laboratory has the ability to lower the pollution potential of aquaculture wastewater 37288
4838 Ipomoea aquatica Aquaculture/Agriculture Experimental Laboratory Removal efficiencies averaged more than 80% from a Hoagland solution and synthetic wastewater after... 37292
4839 Ipomoea aquatica Aquaculture/Agriculture Experimental Laboratory has the ability to take up metals through both root and stem filtration, and can remove large... 37292

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/1/2022].

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