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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: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 01-Apr-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 12 (6 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

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:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Angely, J. A. 1965. Flora analitica do Parana.
  4. Austin, D. F. & Z. Huáman. 1996. A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas. Taxon 45:5.
  5. Babu, C. R. 1977. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun.
  6. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  7. Cabrera, A. L. & E. M. Zardini. 1978. Manual de la flora de los alrededores de Buenos Aires.
  8. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  9. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  10. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  11. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  12. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  13. Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979-1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  14. Gunn, C. R. 1972. Moonflowers, Ipomoea section Calonyction in temperate North America. Brittonia 24:150-168.
  15. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  16. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  17. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12
  18. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  19. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  20. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  21. Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski. 1992. Les genres Merremia et Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi). Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 37:64.
  22. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  23. Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975-1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  24. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  25. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  26. Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  27. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
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  30. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932-. Flora of Suriname.
  31. Ross, J. 1972. The flora of Natal.
  32. Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
  33. Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. Note: = Calonyction aculeatum
  34. Spellman, D. L. et al. 1975, 1981. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83.
  35. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  36. Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber. 1978. Flora del Avila.
  37. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  38. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  39. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: = Calonyction aculeatum
  40. Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida

Check other web resources for Ipomoea alba L. :

  • 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
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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?id=20135. Accessed 21 July 2019.