From Bot. Reg.
A plant of rapid and extensive growth, having in the present instance attained the length of near 60 feet within the space of three years from seed; and had not the swarm of runners it produces from both root and stem been repeatedly stopped and removed, would probably have extended itself on all sides to the same distance, and overrun the stove in which it grows.
Published in Bot. Reg. 1: 39 in 1815.
Synonym of Ipomoea indica (Burm.) Merr.
From Bot. Reg. [quote: Native of South America. Raised from seed brought from Vera Cruz about three years ago to Alexander Johnston, gardener to Mrs. Hatch, Clayberry Hall, Essex;
but whether gathered in the neighbourhood of the town, or in the interior of the country, cannot at present be ascertained.]