Ipomoea paniculata (L.) R.Br.


Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Ipomoea

History: 

Published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 486 in 1810.

Synonym of Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 62 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. The present plant is a native of the East Indies, where, according to Dr. Roxburgh, it grows in hedges and thickets; flowers during the wet season; and affords provender to cattle... Introduced in 1799 by Mr. Thomas Gibbs.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq. - accepted name

Convolvulus paniculatus L. - basionym


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