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Taxon: Ipomoea ochracea (Lindl.) Sweet

Genus: Ipomoea subgenus: Eriospermum section: Erpipomoea
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 20200
Place of publication: Hort. brit. ed. 2:371. 1830 (G. Don, Gen. hist. 4:270. 1837)
Comment: Sweet's citation of "Bot. Reg. t. 1060" is an indirect reference to the basionym Convolvulus ochraceus Lindl. (Melbourne ICN Art. 41.3)
Name verified on: 20-Apr-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 3 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.

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo
    West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana

    Australia: Australia
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
    Caribbean: Cuba; Jamaica
    Mesoamerica: Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela


  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. 2005. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1967–. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Austin, D. F. & Z. Huáman. 1996. A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas. Taxon 45:9. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Berhaut, J. 1971–. Flore illustrée du Senegal. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. Australian plant census (APC) (on-line resource).
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Eriksson, O. et al. 1979. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski. 1992. Les genres Merremia et Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi). Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 37:100. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Manitz, H. 1983. Zur Nomenklatur einiger Convolvulaceae und Cuscutaceae. I. Feddes Repert. 94:179.
  • Meeuse, A. D. J. & W. G. Welman. 1996. Convolvulaceae. New records, name changes and a new combination in southern Africa. Bothalia 26:46. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber. 1978. Flora del Avila. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa. [lists as I. ochracea (Lindl.) G. Don].

Check other web resources for Ipomoea ochracea (Lindl.) Sweet:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google 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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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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