Ipomoea aquatica

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Ipomoea aquatica

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Solanales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Solanales

Familia: Convolvulaceae
Tribus: Ipomoeeae
Genus: Ipomoea
Subgenus: I. subg. Eriospermum
Sectio: I. sect. Erpipomoea
Species: Ipomoea aquatica

Varietates: I. a. var. aquatica – I. a. var. heterophylla –

Name[edit]

Ipomoea aquatica Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 44 (1775).

Distribution[edit]

Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
      • Comores (Mayotte), South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal), Namibia, Botswana, Sudan, South Sudan, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo), Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Pemba Isl., Caprivi Strip, Benin, Togo, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Mauritius, La Runion, Madagascar
  • Continental: Asie
      • Yemen (W-Yemen: Tihama), C-China to S-China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Java, Indonesia, Myanmar [Burma] (widespread), New Guinea, Pakistan (Sind, Karachi, Baluchistan, Pakistani Punjab), Bangladesh, Philippines (throughout), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Fiji, New Caledonia (I), peninsular Malaysia (throughout), Sumatra, Sulawesi, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Isl., Moluccas, Andamans (North Andamans, Middle Andamans, South Andamans, Little Andaman Isl.), Nicobars (Car Nicobar Isl., North Nicobars, Central Nicobars, Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.), Christmas Isl.
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

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Vernacular names[edit]

ދިވެހިބަސް: ކަންކުނ
English: water spinach
suomi: Pinaattielämänlanka
日本語: ヨウサイ(空芯菜:くうしんさい)
svenska: Sallatsipomea
Tagalog: Kangkong
中文: 蕹菜
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