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Taxon: Ipomoea triloba L.

Genus: Ipomoea subgenus: Eriospermum section: Eriospermum series: Batatas
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Ipomoeeae.
Nomen number: 20232
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:161. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 05-Apr-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 36 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.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AZ*°, FL*, PR*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • little-bell   (Source: USDA/APHIS ) – English
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Economic importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production   (fide WorldWeeds 421. 1997)
  • Gene sources: potential for drought resistance in sweet-potato   (fide Pl Cell Tissue Cult 99:88. 2009)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of sweet-potato   (based on formation of one somatic hybrid ("KT1") fide Pl Cell Tissue Cult 99:88. 2009)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Atlas WWeed)
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Distributional range:

      Naturalized:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Brazil: Brazil

      Other:
  • probable origin West Indies

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). [native].
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Austin, D. F. & Z. Huáman. 1996. A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas. Taxon 45:12.
  • Austin, D. F. 1978. The Ipomoea batatas complex - I. Taxonomy. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 105:127.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Berhaut, J. 1971–. Flore illustrée du Senegal.
  • 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.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). [naturalized].
  • 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].
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1997. World weeds: natural histories and distribution.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Kobayashi, R. S. et al. 1994. Interspecific hybrids from cross incompatible relatives of sweetpotato. Euphytica 80:159–164.
  • Lebot, V. 2010. Chapter 3. Sweet Potato. 104, 120 In: Bradshaw, J. E., ed., Handbook of Plant Breeding. Root and Tuber Crops. 7. 104, 120.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975–1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  • Merrill, E. D. 1922–1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants.
  • Munz, P. A. 1974. A flora of southern California.
  • Nimmakayala, P. et al. 2011. Ipomoea. 7:123–132 In: Kole, C., ed., Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, industrial crops. 7:123–132.
  • Plant Protection and Quarantine Office. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource).
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  • 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.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Yang, Y. et al. 2009. Development and evaluation of a storage root-bearing sweetpotato somatic hybrid between Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. and I. triloba L. Pl. Cell Tissue Organ Cult. 99:83–89.
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Check other web resources for Ipomoea triloba L.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.

Images:

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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?20232 (24 April 2014)

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