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Ipomoea microdactyla Grisebach. Wild-potato Morning-glory, Man-in-the-ground, Bejuco colorado. Phen: Nov-Mar (-Oct). Hab: Pine rocklands. Dist: S. peninsular FL; West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba, Mona Island of Puerto Rico).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Small (1933) commented that "this wild-potato, within our range, occurs only in the weathered surface of oolitic limestone. The roots, resembling sweet potatoes, often fill the small erosion holes so completely that the rock must be broken to get them out."

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl6, FNA14, K3, K4, WH3, WI, Wood et al (2020b); = Exogonium microdactylum (Griseb.) House – S

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Jay Horn source
image of plant© Jay Horn source
image of plant© Jay Horn source


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