Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq.

 
  • Family : CONVOLVULACEAE
    (Morning-Glory Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALADANA FAMILY (कालादाना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Convolvulaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq.
  • Common name : Giant 'Potato'
  • Vernacular name :
    • Bhilaayakand (Hindi)
    • Naadakumbala, Nela'kumbala (Kannada)
    • Palmudangi, Nilapposani (Tamil)
    • Bhoo chakra gadda (Telugu)
    • Bhuin kokharu (Oria)
    • Shiravidaari (Sanskrit)
    • Anchilatthali, Muthalakizhangu, Palmuthukku, Palthookkamkizhangu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : June-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Thane district, Mumbai Suburban district
    • Odisha : Dhenkanal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Bodamalai Hills, Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Native : Angola, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guine
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • World Distribution : Angola, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ipomoea mauritiana. Downloaded on 16 July 2024.

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