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Taxon: Ipomoea tricolor Cav.

Genus: Ipomoea subgenus: Quamoclit section: Tricolor
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Ipomoeeae.
Nomen number: 20231
Place of publication: Icon. 3:5, t. 208. 1795
Name verified on: 28-Aug-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 31-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 5 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.


Common names:

  • flying-saucers   (Source: G. W. Staples, p.c.) – English
  • heavenly-blue morning-glory   (Source: Hortus 3 [as I. tricolor ‘Heavenly Blue’]) – English
  • morning-glory   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • pearly-gates   (Source: G. W. Staples, p.c.) – English
  • ipomée   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • liane douce   (Source: F LAnt ) – French
  • himmelblaue Prunkwinde   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • blomman för dagen   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized in tropics

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

      Other:
  • origin neotropics, probably Mexico

References:

  • 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).
  • Austin, D. F. & Z. Huáman. 1996. A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas. Taxon 45:12.
  • Babu, C. R. 1977. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Burkill, H. M. 1985–2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski. 1992. Les genres Merremia et Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi). Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 37:109.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969 [= I. violacea].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936–1971. Flora of Peru.; new ser. 1980-
  • Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • O'Donell, C. A. 1959. Convolvuláceas argentinas. Lilloa 29:249–250.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Standley, P. C. 1937–1939. Flora of Costa Rica.
  • Staples, G. W. 1996. pers. comm. [re. English common names].
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber. 1978. Flora del Avila.
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [mentions].
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Ipomoea tricolor Cav.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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
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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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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?20231 (24 July 2014)

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