Taxon: Ipomoea purga (Wender.) Hayne

 
Genus: Ipomoea
  Subgenus: Quamoclit
    Section: Exogonium
Family: Convolvulaceae
      Tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 20213
Place of publication: Getreue Darstell. Gew. 12: t. 33, 34. 1833
Name Verified on: 14-Apr-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: source of jalap (source of drug jalap fide F Guat; Econ Bot 48:84-89. 1994; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Hidalgo, - Puebla, - Veracruz

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere in neotropics

References:

  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Austin, D. F. & Z. Huáman 1996. A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas (Taxon) 45:10.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • Janick, J. & J. Simon, eds. Advances in new crops. 1990 (Adv New Crops)
  • Linajes, A. et al. 1994. Traditional production system of the root of jalapa, Ipomoea purga (Convolvulaceae), in central Veracruz, Mexico Econ. Bot. 48:84-89.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Standley, P. C. Flora of Costa Rica. 1937-1939 (F CRStand)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). 2001 (F Nicaragua)
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Williams, L. O. 1970. Jalap or Veracruz jalap and its allies Econ. Bot. 24:399-401.

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Ipomoea purga (Wender.) Hayne :

  • 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.