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Ipomoea aquatica Forssk.

Synonyms

Ipomoea natans, Ipomoea repens, Ipomoea reptans, Ipomoea sagittifolia, Ipomoea subdentata

Common names

Water spinach, river spinach, water morning glory, water convolvulus, swamp cabbage, kangkong

Extract from Wikipedia article

Ipomoea aquatica is a semiaquatic, tropical plant grown as a vegetable for its tender shoots and leaves. It is found throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, although it is not known where it originated. This plant is known in English as water spinach, river spinach, water morning glory, water convolvulus, or by the more ambiguous names Chinese spinach, Chinese Watercress, Chinese convolvulus, swamp cabbage or kangkong in Southeast Asia. Occasionally, it has also been mistakenly called "kale" in English, although kale is a strain of mustard belonging to the species Brassica oleracea and is completely unrelated to water spinach, which is a species of morning glory. It is known as phak bung in Thai and Laotian, ong choy in Cantonese, kongxincai (空心菜) in Mandarin Chinese, rau muống in Vietnamese, kangkong in Tagalog, ကန်စွန်း, gazun in Myanmar, trokuon (ត្រកួន) in Khmer, kolmou xak in Assamese, kalmi saag in Hindi, kalmi shak in Bengali, Thooti Koora in Telugu, kangkung in Indonesian, Malay and Sinhalese and hayoyo in Ghana. In Suriname (South-America) it's known as dagoeblad or dagublad.

LinkWater morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) near a water leakage site near sand processing plant near Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, November 13, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkWhite flowers of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) near a water leakage site near sand processing plant near Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, November 13, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkWhite flowers of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkHabitat of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on northern corner of Housing Community near a hospital. Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkLarge white flowers of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkMasses of white flowers of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkThree white flowers of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkTwo white flowers of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkClose up of a white flower of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkWater morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on a sewage pond near Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 3, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSpreading plant of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on a sewage pond near Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 3, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkShoots of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on a sewage pond near Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 3, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkLeaves of water morning glory (water spinach, water convolvulus, Ipomoea aquatica) on a sewage pond near Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 3, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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