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Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.

Sweet potato

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderSolanalesPotatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others
FamilyConvolvulaceaeBindweed or morning glory family
GenusIpomoeaFrom Greek ips, “a worm,” and homoios, “like,” because of the twining vine

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Convolvulus batatas L.

Convolvulus tiliaceus auct. non Willd.

Ipomoea fastigiata (Roxb.) Sweet

Ipomoea tiliacea auct. non (Willd.) Choisy

Ipomoea triloba auct. non L.


Ipomoea batatas description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Ipomoea batatas (sweet potato)

8/29/2010 · Joy and Jim’s, Mansfield, Mass­a­chu­setts · ≈ 17 × 12″ (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain


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