African Plant Database


Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : CONVOLVULACEAE
Protologue : Tabl. Encycl. 1: 465 (1792)
Information on the genus : Ipomoea
Basionym : Convolvulus batatas L.
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Convolvulus batatas L. (1753)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ipomoea batatas var. cannabina Hallier f.
=Convolvulus edulis Thunb. (1784)
=Batatas edulis (Thunb.) Choisy (1834)
 
Ecology and distribution
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid; Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Convolvulaceae: 114-115 (1963).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 10 (1986).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 230 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LETOURNEUX, M. A. (1889). Note sur un voyage botanique à Tripoli en Barbarie. Bull. Soc. Bot. France 36: [91-99]
  • TUTIN, T. G. & al. (ed.) (1972). Flora Europaea. (vol.3) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [p.83]
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition. Sommerfeltia 17: [1-295]
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 8752
 
Record n°8752 modified 2007-04-17
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