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Genus: Ipomoea (Morning Glory and Sweet Potato genus)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Solanales > Family: Convolvulaceae

About 500 species, found worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions, with 70 species native to southern Africa, six species naturalised and an additional 23 species cultivated in the region. Differs from Convolvulus in not having stigma divided.

Ipomoea looks similar to Convolvulus but differs in not having the stigma linearly divided.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Ipomoea adenioides

 

Ipomoea albivenia

 

Ipomoea aquatica

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea batatas (Sweet Potato)

Sweet potatoes originate from Central and South America where they were already being cultivated by 2500 BC. 

Ipomoea barteri

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea batatas

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea bathycolpos

 

Ipomoea bisavium

 

Ipomoea blepharophylla

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea bolusiana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea cairica (Messina Creeper)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Ipomoea chloroneura

 

Ipomoea consimilis

 

Ipomoea coptica

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea coscinosperma

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea crassipes

 

Ipomoea crepidiformis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea crispa

 

Ipomoea dichroa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea eriocarpa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea fanshawei

 

Ipomoea ficifolia

 

Ipomoea fulvicaulis

 

Ipomoea gracilisepala

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea hackeliana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea hederifolia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea hochstetteri

 

Ipomoea holubii

 

Ipomoea humidicola

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea involucrata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea kituiensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea kotschyana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea lapathifolia

 

Ipomoea leucanthemum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea magnusiana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea marginata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea mauritiana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea oblongata

[= Ipomoea atherstonei]

 

Ipomoea obscura

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea ochracea

 

Ipomoea oenotherae

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea oenotheroides

 

Ipomoea ommanneyi

 

Ipomoea papilio

 

Ipomoea pellita

 

Ipomoea pes-caprae

 

Ipomoea pes-tigridis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea pileata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea plebeia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea robertsiana

 

Ipomoea rubens

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea shirambensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea shupangensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Ipomoea simonsiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Ipomoea simplex

 

Ipomoea sinensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea stenosiphon

 

Ipomoea suffruticosa

 

Ipomoea tenuipes

 

Ipomoea tenuirostris

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Ipomoea ticcopa

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Ipomoea transvaalensis

 

Ipomoea trinervia

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Ipomoea tuberculata

 

Ipomoea turbinata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea verbasco´dea

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea vernalis

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Ipomoea verrucisepala

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea welwitschii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea wightii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Ipomoea alba (Moonflower)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea carnea

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea indica

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ipomoea nil

 

Ipomoea purpurea (Common Morning Glory)

 Two species of Tortoise Beetle feed on Morning Glory leaves in the larval and adult stages. These are the Fool's Gold Beetle Aspidomorpha tecta and the Spotted Tortoise Beetle Conchyloctenia punctata

Ipomoea tricolor

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Ipomoea acuminata

Pantropical.

 

Ipomoea arborescens (Morning-glory tree)

Native to Jamaica.

 

Ipomoea asarifolia

Native from Panama to Bolivia.

 

Ipomoea batatas (Sweet potato)

Native from the USA to Argentina.

 

Ipomoea coccinea

Native to the USA.

 

Ipomoea congesta

Pantropical.

 

Ipomoea fistulosa

Native to tropical America.

 

Ipomoea gossypioides

Native to Paraguay.

 

Ipomoea hederifolia

Native from USA to Paraguay.

 

Ipomoea hildebrandtii

Native to tropical Africa.

 

Ipomoea horsfalliae

Native from Jamaica to Brazil.

 

Ipomoea intrapilosa

Native to Mexico.

 

Ipomoea mauritania

Native from Nicaragua to Brazil.

 

Ipomoea muricata

Native to tropical America.

 

Ipomoea ochracea

Native from Jamaica to Venezuela.

 

Ipomoea pes-caprae

Pantropical.

 

Ipomoea quamoclit (Star-of-Bethlehem, Cupid flower)

Native from the USA to Argentina.

 

Ipomoea ternata

Native to Jamaica.

 

Ipomoea tuberosa

Native to tropical America.

 

Ipomoea turbinata

Native from the USA to Argentina.

 

Ipomoea tuxtlensis

Native from Mexico to Belize.

 

Ipomoea violacea

Pantropical.

 

Ipomoea woolcottiana

Native to Peru.

 
 

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