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Taxon: Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.

Genus: Ipomoea subgenus: Eriospermum section: Eriospermum series: Batatas
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Ipomoeeae.
Nomen number: 20142
Place of publication: Tabl. encycl. 1:465. 1793
Name verified on: 15-Apr-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 49 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • kuumara   (Source: F NZeal ) – English   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • sweet-potato   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • kkumara   (Source: Esp Veg Prom ) – Aymara (Peru)   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • tuktuka   (Source: Esp Veg Prom ) – Aymara (Peru)   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • zoete aardappel   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Dutch   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • yam   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English (United States)   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • patate douce   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • Batate   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • Süßkartoffel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • goguma   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:104.) – Transcribed Korean   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • batata-doce   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • batata-da-terra   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • apichu   (Source: F EntreR ) – Quichua (Peru)   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • batata   (Source: F EntreR ) – Spanish   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • boniato   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • camote   (Source: F EntreR ) – Spanish   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • papa dulce   (Source: Esp Veg Prom ) – Spanish (Venezuela)   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
  • batat   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Ipomoea batatas var. batatas]
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Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of sweet-potato   (wild types fide PLoS One 8(5):e62707. 2013)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Veracruz

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized in tropics

      Cultivated:
  • cultivated worldwide

      Other:
  • origin neotropics

References:

  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961–. Flora of New Zealand.
  • Angely, J. A. 1965. Flora analitica do Parana.
  • Austin, D. F. 1978. The Ipomoea batatas complex - I. Taxonomy. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 105:114–129.
  • Babu, C. R. 1977. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Berhaut, J. 1971–. Flore illustrée du Senegal.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Eriksson, O. et al. 1979. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979–1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Lebot, V. 2010. Chapter 3. Sweet Potato. Pp. 97–125 in: Bradshaw, J. E., ed., Handbook of Plant Breeding. Root and Tuber Crops. 7.
  • Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975–1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936–1971. Flora of Peru.; new ser. 1980-
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:104.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • O'Donell, C. A. 1959. Convolvuláceas argentinas. Lilloa 29:117–119.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Rajapakse, S. et al. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of the sweetpotato in Ipomoea series Batatas (Convolvulaceae) based on nuclear b-amylase gene sequences. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 30:623–632.
  • Rouliier, C. et al. 2013. Historical collections reveal patterns of diffusion of sweet potato in Oceania obscured by modern plant movements and recombination. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110:2205–2210.
  • 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.
  • Roullier, C. et al. 2013. Disentangling the origins of cultivated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.). PLoS One 8(5): e62707. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0062707.
  • Roullier, C. et al. 2013. On the origin of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) genetic diversity in New Guinea, a secondary centre of diversity. Heredity DOI:10.1038/hdy.2013.14.
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
  • Spellman, D. L. et al. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83, 1975 & 1981
  • 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.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Standley, P. C. 1937–1939. Flora of Costa Rica.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Steward, A. N. 1958. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley.
  • Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber. 1978. Flora del Avila.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
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Synonyms:


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

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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