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Taxon: Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl.

Genus: Ipomoea subgenus: Eriospermum section: Erpipomoea
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Ipomoeeae.
Nomen number: 311623
Place of publication: Bot. Reg. 3: t. 239. 1817
Name verified on: 13-May-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-May-2002
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 8 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.


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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Gambia; Ghana; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal [s.e.]
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • PACIFIC
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Tuamotu Archipelago
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere in tropics

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1967–. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Fosberg, F. R. & M.-H. Sachet. 1977. Flora of Micronesia, 3. Convolvulaceae. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 36:19.
  • Hosking, J. R. 2002. pers. comm. via e–mail on 13 May. [not native in Australia].
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • 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. 37:102.
  • Meeuse, A. D. J. 1957. The South African Convolvulaceae. Bothalia 6:746.
  • Merxmüller, H., ed. 1966–1972. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika.
  • Schijff, H. P. van der. 1969. A check-list of the vascular plants of the Kruger national park.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2). 1993–. Flora Madhya Pradesh.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl.:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?311623 (27 December 2014)

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