Ipomoea insignis Andrews

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Ipomoea


Published in Bot. Repos. 636. The name is unresolved. Some sources list it as a synonym of Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq. (ARS-GRIN)

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 75 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. Among Dr. Roxburgh's unpublished drawings of Coromandel plants in the library of Sir Joseph Banks, we found one of a plant under the name of Convolvus fastigiatus, which we have little doubt is the present species. We could not find, however, any description or account of it.

Introduced in 1806 by Mr. Benyon, of Englefield House, Berkshire.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Convolvulus fastigiatus Roxb. - synonym of Ipomoea tiliacea (Willd.) Choisy


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