Convolvulus batatas L.

, Sp. Pl. 1: 154 (1753).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Species Plantarum
1: 154
Date of Publication
1 May 1753
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Type Herbaria
lectotype S (HERB. LINN. NO. 77.5) (HERB. LINN. NO. 77.5)
Distribution Of Types
India (Indian Subcontinent, Asia-Tropical)


S. D. Biju rejected Verdcourt's (Fl. Trop. E. Africa: Convolvulaceae 114. 1963) designation of LINN 218.12 as the LT. Note on orthography: Specific epithet derived from vernacular name 'batatas' used as a noun in apposition.


Basionym of
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., Tabl. Encycl. tome 1, 2(2): 465 (1793).
Basionym of
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir., Encycl. [J. Lamarck & al.] 6(1): 14 (1804).
Same citation as
Convolvulus batatas L., Sp. Pl. 1: 154 (1753).