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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.
Accessions: 8 (8 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • 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 Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Hainan Sheng]
    • 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. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1967-. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances.
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  3. Fosberg, F. R. & M.-H. Sachet. 1977. Flora of Micronesia, 3. Convolvulaceae. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 36:19.
  4. Hosking, J. R. 2002. pers. comm. via e-mail on 13 May Note: not native in Australia
  5. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  6. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  7. 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.
  8. Meeuse, A. D. J. 1957. The South African Convolvulaceae. Bothalia 6:746.
  9. Merxmüller, H., ed. 1966-1972. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika.
  10. Schijff, H. P. van der. 1969. A check-list of the vascular plants of the Kruger national park.
  11. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  12. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  13. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  14. Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2). 1993-. Flora Madhya Pradesh.
  15. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  16. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=311623. Accessed 28 May 2020.