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Common name

Mandarin: 帽苞薯藤 (mao bao shu teng)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2560)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2458)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2080)

      Order: Solanales (91)

        Family: Convolvulaceae (40)(family description)

          Genus: Ipomoea (17)

           Epithet: pileata Roxb. (1)

Synonym: Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.

involucrata => enwrapped, provided with covering, rolled together

pileata => capped, having a cap

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Ipomoea pileata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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