Taxon: Ipomoea pes-tigridis L.

Genus: Ipomoea
Subgenus: Ipomoea
Section: Ipomoea
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 20208
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:162. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Apr-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Use Pl WT Afr)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad ; Eritrea ; Ethiopia ; Somalia ; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola ; Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; Namibia ; South Africa Transvaal
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin ; Guinea ; Mali ; Niger ; Nigeria ; Senegal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon ; Central African Republic ; Congo ; Rwanda ; Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea


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  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  • Berhaut, J. Flore illustrée du Senegal. (F Senegal)
  • Bhandari, M. M. Flora of the Indian desert. (F IndDes)
  • Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr) 1:544.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
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  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. (F Ecuador)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski 1992. Les genres Merremia et Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 37:46.
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. (F Taiwan)
  • Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  • Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. (F Namib)
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Check other web resources for Ipomoea pes-tigridis L. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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.