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Taxon: Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl.

 
Genus: Ipomoea
Subgenus: Eriospermum
Section: Erpipomoea
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 311623
Place of publication: Bot. Reg. 3: t. 239. 1817
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-May-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-May-2002
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 8 (8 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal (s.e.)]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Pacific
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia [Tuamotu Archipelago]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere in tropics)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances. (F NCaled)
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  4. Fosberg, F. R. & M.-H. Sachet 1977. Flora of Micronesia, 3. Convolvulaceae Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 36:19.
  5. Hosking, J. R. 2002. pers. comm. (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 13 May
  6. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  7. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  8. Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski 1992. Les genres Merremia et Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 37:102.
  9. Meeuse, A. D. J. 1957. The South African Convolvulaceae (Bothalia) 6:746.
  10. Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. (F Namib)
  11. Schijff, H. P. van der A check-list of the vascular plants of the Kruger national park. (L Kruger)
  12. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  13. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  14. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  15. Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2) Flora Madhya Pradesh. (F Madhya Prad)
  16. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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
  • 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.

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=311623. Accessed 21 October 2018.