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Taxon: Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br.

Genus: Ipomoea subgenus: Eriospermum section: Erpipomoea
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Ipomoeeae.
Nomen number: 70385
Place of publication: J. H. Tuckey, Narr. exped. Zaire (App. 5) 477. 1818
Comment: New World collections are subsp. brasiliense (L.) van Oost.
Name verified on: 15-Apr-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 4 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:

  • bay hops   (Source: F WIndies Online ) – English
  • bay winders   (Source: F WIndies Online ) – English
  • beach morning-glory   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • goat's-foot   (Source: J.A.Duke, pers.comm.) – English
  • goat's-foot-convolvulus   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • railroadvine   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • seaside yam   (Source: F LAnt ) – English
  • hou teng   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • patate bord de mer   (Source: F LAnt ) – French
  • patate marron   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Ziegenfuß-Prunkwinde   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • batata-de-mar   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • bejuco de playa   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • boniata de playa   (Source: F WIndies Online ) – Spanish (Cuba)
  • batatilla   (Source: F WIndies Online ) – Spanish (Domincan Republic)
  • getfotsipomea   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Hortus 3)
  • Environmental: revegetator   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:163. 1997)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide F ChinaEng; D. F. Austin, pers. comm. 1996)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Congo; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen
    China: China - Fujian, Hainan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Christmas Island; Indonesia; Malaysia; New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Coral Sea Islands, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia; Norfolk Island
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil - Santa Catarina
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

      Naturalized:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Egypt - Sinai
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: Niue
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cayman Islands

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource).
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • 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).
  • Angely, J. A. 1965. Flora analitica do Parana.
  • Austin, D. F. & Z. Huáman. 1996. A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas. Taxon 45:9.
  • Austin, D. F. 1996. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Berhaut, J. 1971–. Flore illustrée du Senegal.
  • Burkill, H. M. 1985–2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. Australian plant census (APC) (on-line resource).
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Duke, J. A. 2004. pers. comm.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Eriksson, O. et al. 1979. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 11:163.
  • Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979–1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2.
  • Godfrey, R. K. & J. W. Wooten. 1979–1981. Aquatic and wetland plants of southeastern United States, 2 vol.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • 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.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski. 1992. Les genres Merremia et Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi). Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 37:112.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • Matuda, E. 1963. El género Ipomoea en México. Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 34:104–106.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Täckholm, V. 1974. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Weakley, A. S. 2011. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states. [as I. pes-caprae var. emarginata Hallier].
  • Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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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