Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq.

Common name

English: Giant potato

Mandarin: 七爪龙 (qi zhao long)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Solanales (89)

        Family: Convolvulaceae (38) (family description)

          Genus: Ipomoea (16)

           Epithet: mauritiana Jacq. (1)

Synonym: Batatas paniculata (L.) Choisy

mauritiana => refers to ancient Mauritania

paniculata => having panicles or tufts of flowers

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Ipomoea mauritiana at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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