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bindweed

Herbal medicine
A perennial vine widely distributed thoughout temperate Northern and Southern Hemisphere; it has been used as a laxative and as a folk remedy for jaundice and gallbladder disease, which increases bile flow.
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Apically twining climbers do not require specialized structures to climb successfully and have evolved in several families (Hergarty & Caballe, 1991), including those with the largest number of species here: Dioscoreaceae, Fabaceae, Malpighiaceae, and Convolvulaceae.
Classes FAMILIES SPECIES Monocotyledones Poaceae Phragmites australis Hordeum murinum Lolium multiflorum Paspalum distichum Avena sterilis Bromus hordeaceus Poa annua Graminees indeterminees Typhaceae Typha anguistifolia Cyperaceae Scirpus maritimus Dicotyledones Convolvulaceae Calystegia sepium Plantaginaceae Plantago Lanceolata Iridaceae Iris pseudacurus Fabaceae Trifolium repens Polygonaceae Polygonum lapathifolium Rumex conglumeratus Apiaceae Apium nodiflorum Asteraceae Sonchus teneremu Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium sp.
Convolvulaceae, tambien se caracteriza por tener en este listado solo lianas, al igual que Passifloraceae y a excepcion de unas pocas especies de arboles, sucede lo mismo con Malpighiaceae y Bignoniaceae (Tabla 5).
Entretanto, a ordenacao das familias pelo gradiente de condutividade mostrou uma clara preferencia de varias familias por determinados valores de condutividade eletrica, como, por exemplo, Thyphaceae e Thurniaceae ocorrendo nos maiores valores de condutividade, e Vitaceae e Convolvulaceae ocorrendo no outro extremo do gradiente.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Asteraceae O I I O O I O I I O Cecropiaceae I O Caes alpinaceae I O O I O Convolvulaceae O O I O O O O O O Euphorbiaceae I I O O O I O O Fabaceae 1 O Fabaceae 2 O O O O O O O O Lamiaceae I O I A O I I O O Hyptis umbrosa-Lamiaceae O Mimosoideae O A D I D A D A D D Acacia sp.
Asclepiadaceae, Brassicaceae, Convolvulaceae, Fumariaceae, Geraniaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Oxalidaceae, Plumbaginaceae, Polygonaceae, Primulaceae, Ranunculaceae, Sapindaceae, Verbenaceae and Zygophyllaceae had one species each (Table 1).
Ipomoea cairica belongs to a Convolvulaceae family.
50 especies de plantas de la familia Convolvulaceae son usadas con propositos medicinales en Asia y el Pacifico (GARCIA & GUTIERREZ, 2006).