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Common name

English: Water Spinach

German: Sumpf-Trichterwinde

Mandarin: 蕹菜 (weng cai)

Portuguese: Espinafre-d'água

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2593)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2492)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2106)

      Order: Solanales (92)

        Family: Convolvulaceae (40)(family description)

          Genus: Ipomoea (17)

            Epithet: aquatica Forsk. (2)

aquatica => living in water

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Ipomoea aquatica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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