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Taxon: Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. var. batatas

 
Genus: Ipomoea
Subgenus: Eriospermum
Section: Eriospermum
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 316363
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Dec-1991 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 944 (770 active, 733 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch; vegetable (tubers widely used)
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore (as Ipomoea batatas)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (cult. worldwide)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (origin neotropics)

References:

  1. Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969-. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios.
  2. Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal. 1991. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. 6:140-176. Note: = Ipomoea batatas
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs Note: = Ipomoea batatas
  4. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  5. Kellerman, T. S. et al. 1988. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa Note: poisonous
  6. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  8. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  9. McDonald, J. A. & D. H. Austin. 1990. Changes and additions in Ipomoea section Batatas (Convolvulaceae). Brittonia 42:116-120.
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland. Note: = Ipomoea batatas
  11. Muñoz-Rodríguez, P. et al. 2018. Reconciling conflicting phylogenies in the origin of sweet potato and dispersal to Polynesia. Curr. Biol. 28:1-11. Note: cutivated Ipomoea batatas var. batatas (as I. batatas) is supported as an hexaploid derived from a single autoployploidization event of I. trifida, followed by hyrbridization between these species
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  13. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  14. Roullier, C. et al. 2011. Combining chloroplast and nuclear microsatellites to investigate origin and dispersal of New World sweet potato landraces. Molec. Ecol. 20:3963-3977. Note: this study found evidence based on plastid SSR for two independent areas of domestication with two different sets of genotypes
  15. Srisuwan, S. et al. 2006. The origin and evolution of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam.) and its wild relatives through the cytogenetic approaches. Pl. Sci. (Elsevier) 171:424-433.
  16. Staples, G. W. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names

Check other web resources for Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. var. batatas :

  • 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.

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=316363. Accessed 13 November 2019.