Taxon: Ipomoea alba L.

 
Genus: Ipomoea
  Subgenus: Quamoclit
    Section: Calonyction
Family: Convolvulaceae
      Tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 20135
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:161. 1753
Name Verified on: 01-Apr-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Weed: (fide Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. in tropics

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image