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Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.

Synonyms

Batatas batatas, Batatas edulis, Batatas glaucifolius, Batatas wallii, Batatas xanthorhiza, Convolvulus acuminatus, Convolvulus batatas, Convolvulus candicans, Convolvulus chrysorhizus, Convolvulus cordatifolius, Convolvulus cordifolius, Convolvulus edulis, Convolvulus esculentus, Convolvulus essequebensis, Convolvulus glaucifolius, Convolvulus macrorhizus, Convolvulus panduratus, Convolvulus platanifolius, Convolvulus roseus, Convolvulus scaber, Convolvulus septangularis, Convolvulus tuberifer, Convolvulus tuberosus, Convolvulus varius, Ipomoea alba, Ipomoea candicans, Ipomoea catesbaei, Ipomoea davidsoniae, Ipomoea edulis, Ipomoea fastigiata, Ipomoea glaucifolia, Ipomoea mucronata, Ipomoea purpusii, Ipomoea scabra, Ipomoea vulsa, Ipomoea wallii, Pharbitis forskoeli, Tirtalia pandurata

Common names

Morning glory, sweet potato

Extract from Wikipedia article

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are a root vegetable. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. Ipomoea batatas is native to the tropical regions in America. Of the approximately 50 genera and more than 1,000 species of Convolvulaceae, I. batatas is the only crop plant of major importance—some others are used locally, but many are poisonous. The sweet potato is only distantly related to the potato (Solanum tuberosum) and does not belong to the nightshade family.[+]

LinkFlower of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014
Location on mapsAl Sham Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkShoot of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014
Location on mapsAl Sham Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) taken from Al Sham Street(?) in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, February 4, 2016
LinkLeaves of cultivated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) on Al Muhandiseen Street in Al Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, February 25, 2016
Location on mapsAl Mawrid St, Doha, Qatar
LinkField of cultivated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) in a small kitchen garden on Al Muhandiseen Street in Al Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, February 25, 2016
Location on mapsAl Mawrid St, Doha, Qatar

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