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Beautiful Ipomoea horsfalliae dark pink flower with white stamens
ipomoea horsfalliae
Ipomoea horsfalliae

Native to the Caribbean and Brazil, finding its home in many tropical countries across the globe. Its bright crimson flowers not only serve as a visual treat but are employed to concoct a sweet syrup, while the leaves find their use in traditional medicine‚Äč. More intriguingly, a study unveiled a promising anticancer potential in its aerial parts, spotlighting the presence of various active compounds like Dicaffeoylquinic acid, chlorogenic acid, scopoletin, glycosylated cyanidin, pelargonidin, and kaempferol in the flower extract, which exhibited photoprotective effects in preliminary evaluations. Photographed in the department of Quindio, Colombia.

Beautiful Ipomoea horsfalliae dark pink flowers with white stamens

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