Taxon: Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.

 
Genus: Ipomoea
  Subgenus: Eriospermum
    Section: Eriospermum
Family: Convolvulaceae
      Tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 20142
Place of publication: Tabl. encycl. 1:465. 1793
Name Verified on: 15-Apr-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1044 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of sweet-potato (wild types fide PLoS One 8(5):e62707. 2013)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin neotropics

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Veracruz

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. in tropics

    Cultivated:

    . cult. worldwide

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Check other web resources for Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image