|Author: ||Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer, 1818|
Mexico, SE U.S.A.|
Medium - Maximum|
White / Reddish Purple|
Sweet Potato Vine, Wild Potato, Man Root,
Man of the Earth,
Big Root Morning Glory,
Indian Potato, Wild
Convolvulus panduratus, Carl von Linnaeus, 1753.
Ipomoea ciliolata, Pers.1805.
Ipomoea ciliosa, Pursh, 1813.
Ipomoea schrenkiana, Peter, 1897.
Convolvulus candicans, Sol. ex Sims.
Ipomoea candicans, Sweet.
Ipomoea pandurata var. candicans, Choisy.
Ipomoea pandurata var. hastata, Chapm.
Ipomoea pandurata f. leviuscula Fernald.
Ipomoea pandurata var. rubescens, Choisy.
Piptostegia pisonis, Mart.
This member of the
was given this name by Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer in 1818. It is found in
Mexico and south-western U.S.A., growing in a rich and well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
tvelwe centimetres in diameter, 75 centimetres long, the entire plant
to nine metres in height. The flowers are white with a reddish purple throat.
generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός;
meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios,
meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species name means
'fiddle-like' in reference to leaf shape.