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*Ipomoea batatas (Linnaeus) Lamarck. Sweet Potato. Phen: (Jan-) May-Oct (-Dec). Hab: Persistent in fields after cultivation, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of tropical America.

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Taxonomy Comments: Muñoz-Rodríguez et al. (2022) discuss the origin of Ipomoea batatas as a hexaploid allopolyploid derivative derived from the ancestors of autotetraploid Ipomoea aequatoriensis T. Wells & P. Muñoz (currently an Andean endemic) and diploid Ipomoea trifida (a widespread circum-Caribbean species).

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl6, FNA14, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.2, NcTx, NY, RAB, S, Tx, WH3, WI, Austin & Huáman (1996), Austin (1984), Wood et al (2020b); = n/a – C, Pa, Tat; >< Ipomoea tiliacea (Willd.) Choisy, misapplied

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