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Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 

 Ipomoea cairica
 
  
Author:  Robert Sweet 1826
Family:  Convolvulaceae
Habitat:  Eastern Mediterranean, Tropical Africa, Asia (Australia, Southern US)
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  2-4 meters
Flower:  Lavender
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Cairo Morning-glory, Railroad-Creeper
Synonyms:  Convolvulus cairicus, Carl Linnaeus 1759. Ipomoea palmata Forssk. 1775. Ipomoea senegalensi Lam. 1791. Ipomoea pentaphylla Cav. 1794.  Convolvulus tuberculatus Desr. 1792. Ipomoea stipulacea Jacq. 1797. Ipomoea cavanillesii Roem. & Schult 1819. Convolvulus limphaticus Vell. 1825. Batatas senegalensis G. Don, 1837. Batatas cavanillesii,G. Don 1838. Ipomoea tuberculata  Roem. & Schult. 1819. Ipomoea vesiculosa P. Beauv. 1819. Ipomoea funaria Larraņaga 1923.
This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by Robert Sweet in 1826. It is found all the way from the tropical Africa, through eastern Mediterranean and throughout Asia, and have furthermore been spread in Australia, southern North America and other warm places. It prefers a rich but well drained soil with some to much water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, and rather long. The vines can reach two to five meters. The large flowers are lavender.