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Taxon: Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br.

 
Genus: Ipomoea
Subgenus: Eriospermum
Section: Erpipomoea
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 70385
Place of publication: Observ. Congo 58. 1818 (ante 3 Mar) (J. H. Tuckey, Narr. exped. Zaire (App. 5) 477. 1818 (5 Mar))
Link to protologue:
Comment: New World collections are subsp. brasiliense (L.) van Oost.
Name Verified on: 15-Apr-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 10 (5 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control; ornamental; revegetator
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng; D. F. Austin, pers. comm. 1996)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Cape Province]

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Yemen
    • CHINA: China [Zhejiang Sheng, Fujian Sheng, Hainan Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Australia, [Cocos (Keeling) Islands] Christmas Island, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia, [New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Lord Howe Island, Coral Sea Islands] Norfolk Island

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, [Antigua] Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil, [Santa Catarina] Brazil [Santa Catarina]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Egypt [Sinai]

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Niue

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands


    Other (exact native range obscure)

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Check other web resources for Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?70385. Accessed 23 August 2019.