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Taxon: Ipomoea violacea L.

Genus: Ipomoea subgenus: Eriospermum section: Erpipomoea
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Ipomoeeae
Nomen number: 20238
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:161. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: non Ipomoea violacea auct. (= I. tricolor Cav.)
Name verified on: 28-Aug-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Jan-2007
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 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:


Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Thailand
    Malesia: Christmas Island; Indonesia; Malaysia; New Guinea; Philippines
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida [s.]
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatan
    Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia; Pitcairn
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Niue; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Haiti; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles - Saba, St. Eustatius; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (British) - Tortola; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas
    Mesoamerica: Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Southern South America: Argentina

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii




Check other web resources for Ipomoea violacea L.:


  • Fruits and seeds: National Plant Germplasm Laboratory donated image
  • Seeds: National Plant Germplasm Laboratory donated image
  • Check 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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