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Common name

English: Giant potato

Mandarin: 七爪龙 (qi zhao long)


Kingdom: Plantae (2595)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2494)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2108)

      Order: Solanales (92)

        Family: Convolvulaceae (40)(family description)

          Genus: Ipomoea (17)

            Epithet: mauritiana Jacq. (1)

Synonym: Batatas paniculata (L.) Choisy

mauritiana => refers to ancient Mauritania

paniculata => having panicles or tufts of flowers


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Ipomoea mauritiana at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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