A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas

  title={A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas},
  author={D. Austin and Z. Hu{\'a}man},
  • D. Austin, Z. Huáman
  • Published 1996
  • Geography
  • Taxon
  • The genus Ipomoea comprises the largest number of species within the Convolvulaceae. Throughout the world Ipomoea is usually estimated to contain c. 500 species (e.g., Mabberley, 1989; McDonald & Mabry, 1992). After our compilation, we believe Ipomoea is more likely to contain 600-700 species. Over half of them are concentrated in the Americas, where the total may approach 500 taxa, mostly native and a few introduced. Although there are recent publications dealing with Ipomoea in the floras of… CONTINUE READING
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