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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
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Ipomoea batatas
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Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small fro pinelands, hammocks and disturbed areas from the upper Keys to the lower Keys, but perhaps persisting from cultivation.  A specimen at FLAS needs to be examined.

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Ipomoea batatas has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized






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Ipomoea batatas
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Ipomoea batatas
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Ipomoea batatas
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr