African Plant Database

Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet
Protologue : Hort. Brit. (Sweet) 287 (1826)
Information on the genus : Ipomoea
Basionym : Convolvulus cairicus L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Convolvulus cairicus L. (1759)
 Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet var. cairica (1827)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ipomoea palmata Forssk. (1775)
=Convolvulus tuberculatus Desr. (1792)
=*Ipomoea tuberculata (Desr.) Roem. & Schult. (1819)
=Ipomoea mendesii Welw. (1859)
=Ipomoea pulchella Roth ex Roem. & Schult. (1821)
Taxon infra-specific
Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet var. cairica (1827)
Ipomoea cairica var. indica Hallier f.
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Liana; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Woodland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa. New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:191 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 3: 11 (1986).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 259 (2000).
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Record n°140039 modified 2007-04-17
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