Aniseia martinicensis (PROSEA)

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Aniseia martinicensis (Jacq.) Choisy

Family: Convolvulaceae

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: bagiu serut (Jambi), karut (South Sumatra), m(w)anaring-i-lawanan (North Sulawesi), imerpur (Irian Jaya)
  • Malaysia: ulam putih, lidah patong
  • Cambodia: voë 'anndaat trâkuöt
  • Thailand: chingcho (Bangkok)
  • Vietnam: bìm nươc.


Pantropical, including all South-East Asian countries.


Leaves are used as a vegetable in Malaysia and Indonesia.


  • Slender, creeping or climbing herb, up to 1.5 m long.
  • Leaves oblong, 3.5-11 cm × 0.7-5 cm.
  • Flowers white, singular or 2-3 together on a common peduncle.

In humid to swampy places, at low altitudes, e.g. along rice fields.

Selected sources

7, 20, 91.