Ipomoea tuberculata Ker Gawl.

Bumpy Convolvulaceae

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Ipomoea

Category: Annual

Zones: 10

Size: Vine


White to yellow flowers.

From Bot. Reg. a slender twining suffrutescent plant, attaining the height of five or six feet... it grows in the hedges; flowers during the cold season, and is reckoned the most ornamental of its genus.


Native to the East Indies.

Published in Bot. Reg. 1: 86 in 1815.

Native to Africa, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

From Bot. Reg. ...native of the East Indies... Last spring a packet of seeds arrived from the East Indies, sent by Sir Evan Nepean to Messrs. Whitley, Milne, and Brame, nurserymen, King's Road, Parson's Green; among them were those from which the present plant was raised. These were stated to have been collected in the botanic garden at Calcutta.

On the transfer of the species from Convolvulus to Ipomoea, Dr. Roxburgh's name of digitatus could not be retained, it being already occupied by another.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Convolvulus digitatus Roxb. - synonym - not listed in PlantList or Tropicos


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