Ipomoea

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Contains 26 accepted taxa overall.

Family:CONVOLVULACEAE
Common Name:MORNING-GLORY
Genus Notes:Within the genus Ipomoea (and related genera: Argyreia, Stictocardia, Turbina), some species are known to be infected by an ascomycete related to Periglandula. The endophytic fungus produces ergot alkaloids which likely protect the seed, seedling, and mature plant from herbivory. It appears the fungal alkaloids can be transported by the plants to certain tissues (Beaulieu et al. 2013).
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order SOLANALES
FamilyCONVOLVULACEAE
Genus Ipomoea

Citation

Citation IPOMOEA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 159. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Ipomoea pes-tigridis Linnaeus, typ. cons.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Ipomoea alba MOONFLOWERS; TROPICAL WHITE MORNING-GLORY
Ipomoea aquatica WATER-SPINACH
Ipomoea asarifolia GINGER-LEAF MORNING-GLORY
Ipomoea batatas SWEETPOTATO
Ipomoea cairica MILE-A-MINUTE VINE
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Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Adamboe Adamboe Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 4: 73. 1838 ("1836"), non Adanson 1763. TYPE: Adamboe bicolor Rafinesque, nom. illegit. (Ipomoea campanulata Linnaeus)
Amphione Amphione Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 4: 79. 1838 ("1836"). TYPE: Amphione lobata Rafinesque 1838, nom. illegit. (Ipomoea triloba Linnaeus 1753.) Typified by Manitz, Feddes Repert 85: 629. 1974.
Apopleumon Apopleumon Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 4: 72. 1838 ("1836"). TYPE: Apopleumon bignonioides (Sims) Rafinesque (Ipomoea bignonioides Sims)
Batatas Batatas Choisy, Mem. Soc. Phys. Geneve 6: 434. 1834. TYPE: Batatas edulis (Thunberg) Choisy (Convolvulus edulis Thunberg) Lectotypified by Roberty, Boissiera 10: 147. 1964.
Bombycospermum Bombycospermum C. Presl, Reliq. Haenk. 2: 137, t. 71. 1835. TYPE: Bombycospermum mexicanum C. Presl
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