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The giant potato (Ipomoea mauritiana) is a type of morning glory plant. Like the sweet potato, it belongs to the Ipomoea genus. It grows as a vine.[+]
Its origins are uncertain, but it has been recorded in West Africa, including in Gambia and the riparian forests of Benin, as well as Australia's Northern Territory. It is naturalised in many parts of the world, including Taiwan and Hawaii (where it is called likam.)
Specimens have been collected or observations taken in Australia, Belize, Benin, Brunei, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, DRC, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Micronesia, Federated States of Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo and Venezuela.
Morning glory (Ipomoea mauritiana) on Salah Al Deen Street in Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2014
Salah Al Deen Street, Doha, Qatar
QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.