Genus:
Ipomoea L.

Ipomoea imperati (Vahl) Griseb.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical coasts. It is used as a medicine and has environmental uses.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
batata

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 70 m.; Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Pacific. Elevation range: 0–70 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Cauca, Chocó, Nariño.
Habit
Climbing.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.

[FZ]

Convolvulaceae, Maria Leonor Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 8:1. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Perennial glabrous herb from a stout tuberous root.
Morphology Stem
Stems trailing widely on the sands of seashore or running just beneath the surface, sending up short erect leaf branches, rooting at the nodes, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina very variable in shape, thick, rather fleshy, often of various forms on the same plant, linear, lanceolate, ovate or oblong, entire or 3–5-lobed, 1·5–5 × 1–3 cm., obtuse, truncate or cordate at the base, obtuse or emarginate to 2-lobed at the apex; petiole 0·4–4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–3 flowered; peduncle 10–15 mm. long; pedicels 8–15 mm. long, accrescent in fruit; bracts minute, linear, 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals unequal, inner ones 10–15 mm. long, outer ones shorter, all oblong, acute or obtuse, mucronulate, glabrous, subcoriaceous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped, white or pale yellow with a purple centre, 3–5 cm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds short tomentose or with longer hairs along the edges.

[FWTA]

Convolvulaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Stems slender, glabrous, from a perennial tuberous root, creeping and sending up short leafy branchlets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pure white with a purple centre, 2 in. across the open limb.

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Alabama, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Belize, Benin, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Cayman Is., China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Liberia, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Malaya, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nansei-shoto, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Palestine, Panamá, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sinai, South Carolina, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zaïre

Introduced into:

North Carolina

Ipomoea imperati (Vahl) Griseb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944761 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944760 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944769 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944762 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944768 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944766 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944763 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944771 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944770 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944767 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944765 No
Jul 11, 2013 Brazil K000944764 No
Jul 9, 2013 Brazil K000944915 No
Jul 9, 2013 Brazil K000944914 No
Jul 9, 2013 Brazil K000944913 No
Jul 9, 2013 Brazil K000944916 No
Oct 26, 1897 Cole, E. [s.n.], Somalia Convolvulus littoralis K000097342 Yes

First published in Cat. Pl. Cub.: 203 (1866)

Accepted by

  • Austin, D.F. & Huáman, Z. (1996). A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas Taxon 45: 3-38.
  • Austin, D.F. in Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Convolvulaceae Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana): 87-88. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
  • Austin, D.F. in Stevens, W.D. & al. (eds.) (2001). Convolvulaceae Flora de Nicaragua 1: 653-679. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Austin, D.F. in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (1998). Convolvulaceae Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 4: 377-424. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • Austin, D.F. in Wagner, W.L., D.R. Herbst, & S.H. Sohmer (1999). Man. Fl. Plts. Hawai'I Convolvulaceae Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'I 1: 548-564. University of Hawaii Press.
  • Balick, M.J., Nee, M.H. & Atha, D.E. in Balick, M.J., Nee, M.H. & Atha, D.E. (2000). Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Belize with Common Names an Uses: i-x, 1-246. New York Botanic Garden Press, New York.
  • Bianchini, R.S., Ferreira, P.P.A. in Forzza, R.C. et al. (2010). Convolvulaceae Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Breteler, F.J. (2015). Convolvulaceae Flore du Gabon 46: 1-52. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain in Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Convolvulaceae Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 331-351. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique de la ville de Genève.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Fang, R.-Z. & Staples, G. (1995). Convolvulaceae Flora of China 16: 271-325. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M., & Long, G. (1986). Med-checklist 3: Dicotyledones (Convolvulaceae - Labiatae) 3: 1-395. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Ville de Genève.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 88-93.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Kartesz, J.T. in Kartesz, J.T. (1994). Convolvulaceae A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland: 217-221. Timber Press.
  • Kobayashi, S. & Ono, M. (1987). A Revised List of Vascular Plants Indigenous and Introduced to the Bonin (Ogasawara) and the Volcano (Kazan) Islands Ogasawara Research 13: 1-55.
  • Liogier, A.H. in Liogier, A. H. (1994). Convolvulaceae La flora de la Española 6: 49-114. Universidad Central del Este.
  • Liogier, H.A. & L.F. Martorell in Liogier, H.A. & Martorell, L.F. (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Puerto Rico and Adjacent Islands: a Systematic Synopsis: 162-167. Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan.
  • McDonald, Andrew (1994). Convolvulaceae Flora de Veracruz 77: 1-133. Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones sobre Recursos Bióticos, Xalapa, Veracruz.
  • Siddiqi, M.A. in Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (eds.) (1977). Convolvulaceae Flora of Libya 45: 1-27. Al-Faateh University, Tripoli.
  • Spaulding, D. in Spaulding, D. (2013). Convolvulaceae Checklist of Alabama's vascular flora: 137-139.
  • Staples, G. (with P. Traiperm) (2010). Convolvulaceae Flora of Thailand 10: 330-468. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Wood, J.R.I., Muñoz-Rodríguez P., Williams, B.R.M., Scotland, R.W. (2020). A foundation monograph of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the New World PhytoKeys 143: 1-823.

Not accepted by

  • Austin, D.F. in Correll, D.S. & Correll, H.B. (1982). Convolvulaceae Flora of the Bahama Archipelago: 1161-1190. J.Cramer, Vaduz. [Cited as Ipomoea stolonifera.]
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo. [Cited as Ipomoea stolonifera.]
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 88-93. [Cited as Ipomoea arenaria.]
  • Leon, H. & Alain, H. in Leon, H. (1957). Convolvulaceae Flora de Cuba 4: 218-248. Cultural S. A., La Habana. [Cited as Ipomoea stolonifera.]
  • Standley, P. C. (1938). Convolvulaceae Publications of Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical Series 18(3): 960-974. [Cited as Ipomoea stolonifera.]
  • Standley, P.C. & Williams, L.O. (1970). Convolvulaceae Fieldiana Botany New Series 24 (9: 1,2): 4-85. Field Museum of Natural History. [Cited as Ipomoea stolonifera.]
  • Wiggins, I.L. in Wiggins, I.L. (1980). Convolvulaceae Flora of Baja California: 373-385. Stanford Univ. Press. [Cited as Ipomoea stolonifera.]

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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