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Ipomoea batatas
(Convolvulaceae)

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Ipomoea batatas is native to tropical America. 


Species description or overview

Ipomoea batatas information from PIER
Information on Ipomoea batatas as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Ipomoea batatas information from NTBG
Information about Ipomoea batatas is available from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Ipomoea batatas
Nomenclatural information about Ipomoea batatas is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Ipomoea batatas information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Ipomoea batatas--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Ipomoea batatas information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Ipomoea batatas, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Ipomoea batatas
Nomenclatural information about Ipomoea batatas is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Cultivation & propagation

In the Garden: Uala
Uala (Ipomea batatas), the Hawaiian sweet potato carried throughout Polynesia and the Pacific, is the topic of this Rick Barboza column (Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, 7/9/2004).


Images

Images of Ipomoea batatas (Convolvulaceae) (sweet potato)
Links to high-resolution free images of Ipomoea batatas (Convolvulaceae) (sweet potato) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Ipomoea batatas information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Ipomoea batatas in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Ipomoea batatas images from PIER
Images of Ipomoea batatas provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Ipomoea batatas information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Ipomoea batatas in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Ipomoea batatas information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Ipomoea batatas--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Books

Hawaii's butterflies & moths: an identification guide to easily observed species
Jamieson, Dean and Jim Denny. 2001. Hawaii's butterflies & moths: an identification guide to easily observed species. A Hawaii Biological Survey Handbook. Mutual Publishing.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Illustrated by Bobbi Angell. 483 pages.

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.

Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values
Gon III, Samuel M. Ohukaniohia. 2008. Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values, by Joseph F. Rock Consulting Botanist, Board of Agriculture and Forestry Honolulu, Hawaii, 1920; transcribed and annotated by Samuel M. Ohukaniohia Gon III. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 6:405-442.


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