Taxon: Ipomoea biflora (L.) Pers.

Genus: Ipomoea
  Subgenus: Quamoclit
    Section: Orthipomoea
Family: Convolvulaceae
      Tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 465061
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 1:183. 1805
Name Verified on: 02-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-May-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Econ Pl Aust, as I. plebeia)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Hunan, - Jiangxi, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Yunnan, - Guangxi
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - Western Australia, - Northern Territory


  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Staples, G. W. & C. E. Jarvis 2006. Typification of Linnaean plant names in Convolvulaceae (Taxon) 55:1020.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


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