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
Link to protologue:
Typification:
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: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

References:

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  3. Angely, J. A. Flora analitica do Parana. (L Parana)
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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=20135. Accessed 23 June 2018.