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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Apr-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1055 (19 active, 18 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]


    Cultivated (cult. worldwide)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (origin neotropics)

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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.
  • 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
  • Seeds: 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=20142. Accessed 18 September 2019.