Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., Tabl. encycl. 1:465. 1793 (Syn: Convolvulus batatas L.; Convolvulus fastigiatus Roxb.; Ipomoea fastigiata (Roxb.) Sweet);
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ip-oh-MEE-a or eye-poh-MEE-a — worm-like; referring to coiled flower bud … Dave’s Botanary
bat-TAT-as — Latin form of Haitian name for sweet potato … Dave’s Botanary
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commonly known as: Brazilian arrowroot, sweet potatoAssamese: মিঠা আলু mitha aluBengali: মৌআলু mau alu, মিষ্টি আলু mishti alu, রাঙাআলু rana alu, রাঙ্গা আলু ranga aluDogri: शकरकंदी shakarkandiGujarati: રક્તાળુ raktalu, રતાળુ ratalu, શક્કરીયાં shakkariyamHindi: मीठा आलू mitha alu, शकरकन्द shakarkandKannada: ಗೆಣಸು ಗಡ್ಡೆ genasu gadde, ಸೀಗೆಣಸು seegenasu, ಸಿಹಿ ಗೆಣಸು sihi genasuKonkani: ಚಿನಿಕಣಂಗ chinikananga, कणंग kanangaMalayalam: ചക്കരക്കിഴങ്ങ് cakkarakkilangu, ചീനക്കിഴങ്ങു chinakkilangu, മധുരക്കിഴങ്ങ് madhurakkilangu, മരക്കിഴങ്ങു marakkilangu, വള്ളിക്കിഴങ്ങു vallikkilanguManipuri: mangraMarathi: रताळे rataleMizo: bahra thlum, kâwl ba-hraNepali: चाकुहि chakuhi, कन्दमूल kandamula, सख्खर खण्ड sakkhar khandOdia: କନ୍ଦମୂଳ kandamula, କିରି kiri, କିଟି kiti, ଶକର କନ୍ଦ shakara kandaPunjabi: ਸ਼ਕਰਕੰਦੀ shakarkandiSanskrit: किरि kiri, किटि kiti, किटिमूलाभ kitimulabha, सूकरी sukari, वराही varahi, वृद्धिद vrddhidaSantali: sakarkendaSindhi: گجر لاهوريِ gajar lahoreiTamil: சர்க்கரைவள்ளி carkkarai valli, சீனிக்கிழங்கு cini-k-kilanku, வற்றாளை varralaiTangkhul: meiteipaiTelugu: చిలగడదుంప chilagadadumpa, గెణుసు గడ్డ genasu gadda, కంద గడ్డ kanda gadda, మోహనము mohanamu, తెల్ల దుంప thella dumpaTulu: ಕೆರೆಂಗ್ kerenguUrdu: شکر کند shakar kand
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Cultivated herb with tuberous root; stem prostrate or ascending, rooting at nodes; leaves broadly ovate, up to 15 cm long, entire or 3-7-lobed, on up to 20 cm long petiole; flowers pink, white or purple, on 1-7 flowered up to 10 cm long peduncle; sepals oblong or elliptic, unequal; capsule rarely produced.
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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Ipomoea batatas, the Sweet potato: Ipomoea batatas, the sweet potato, the tuberous roots used as food after boiling, baking or frying, usually as chat.

Local names:
Hindi: Shakarkandi, Mitha alu
Beng: Lal alu, ranga alu
Mar: Ratalu
Guj: Kamangi, Sakaria
Tel: Chelagada
Tam: Sakkareivelleikilangu
Mal: Chakarakilangu
Kan: Genasu 


–  We prepare upama like dish of it for fast called kis. … may remember Aashadhi Ekadashi fast of her childhood. There is some Ipomea called Jangali ratalu. The tribals love it. We planted these near a rainharvesting pond. It grew and spread nicely. One fine day all plants were uprooted. It was a terrible site. All ratalus were eaten.
What is that variety. Leaves similar to your photo but smaller and slight redish tinge on stem.


-Adding my picture of Sweet Potato flower to your pictures.


– remember many things of my childhood made of ratala. At my grandfathers place we used to make “handi”, an earthen pot filled with ratalas put in the charcoal fire for some time. these then we used to eat with milk and gul. Mouthwatering. In germany we get very rarely ratala. The only indian shop in Bremen is 25 km away and so less chance of eating ratala these days. i don’t know, if i can grow them in my garden. How are they grown? seeds?


-I will let you know. But if I am not mistaken it is a creeper so cuttings are planted. Details will inquire and let you know. But one thing I know that when I visit you in Germany I can carry ratalas as gift.


– Pictures of different aspects of this species from my database.

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Sweet Potato: A photograph of the Sweet Potato [Ipomea batatas] plant for comparison.



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Ipomoea batatas: I admit that i collected this tuber of Ipomoea batatas from a local bazaar. Is it eligible to post in the upcoming ‘Convolvulaceae week’?



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Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lamk., Encycl. 2: 465. 1793. 

Convolvulus batatas L. 

Cultivated herb with tuberous root; stem prostrate or ascending, rooting at nodes; leaves broadly ovate, up to 15 cm long, entire or 3-7-lobed, on up to 20 cm long petiole; flowers pink, white or purple, on 1-7 flowered up to 10 cm long peduncle; sepals oblong or elliptic, unequal; capsule rarely produced. 

Photographed from DU campus, Delhi


Sir I am waiting for its flowers for two years ……………  But not coming


Looks to be one of the ornamental types…likely Margarita
http://davesgarden.com/guides/​pf/showimage/289592/


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Convolvulaceae week : Ipomoea batats Pune Ipomoea batatas Pune




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Garden Creeper for ID : 230711 : AK-3:
Taken on the 14th of April, 2008 at Racca Nursery,Nasik.
A small garden creeper, cultivated.
No flowers seen.
Is it Ivy creeper?


Looks more like an Ipomoea sp. rather than a Hedera sp.


Ipomoea batatas
Family: Convolvulaceae

Sweet Potato Vine


Yea, could be ipomea batatas with variegated leaves that develop pink to red tinges…
have seen some in southern states as street plantings in recent times…
though for your plant better wait and see if it flowers… i. batatas will have pink-mauve ipomea like flowers with deep reddish/pink center…
Though variegated ivy is well known, never seen one with pinkish/reddish tinge… but never say never…
One way right now…is to look and feel the leaves… batatas leaves are somewhat softer than Ivy leaves,
which in turn are some what leathery to feel…
and leaf pedicle is longer in batatas than in ivy, at least in colder climes…
do not know what happens in the tropics with high humidity…


Yes I also have that doubt. …, can you share another photograph showing general habit of the plant.


Yes may be Ipomoea batatas

Sweet Potato
Today brought a similar vine from a nursery.

They called this as Shakarkand ki Bel.


I have only the above picture of this creeper.
Will try and take some more during next visit.


Ipomoea batatas pink frost


Even if you cant take the pic, you can dig it out and enjoy the sweet potato :). Thats another way to confirm 😛 



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Ornamental Climber for ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 210113 : AK-2: Saw these small plants with purple leaves at Lalbagh, in Bangalore on 25/7/2012.
Leaves look like Ipomoea but I have not seen Ipomoea with purple leaves.
These were young plants, not yet fully grown.
Can our experts identify these?

its sweet potato vine

google images will show you chartruese green or purple leaves
good as indoor in water only cuttings, roots easily and looks good on the table with a lottle soil or only water…


Thanks for this id.
Searching shows one Ipomoea ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple’ with heart shaped leaves..
Athough normal Sweet Potato leaves are different

Experts kindly validate.


what is “Normal”. there is no normal… when the world is only a click away.
what is “normal” in Bengal is not in Bihar or Punjab or mexico or panama where most of these come from etc
and if you google image search
you’ll see the ipomea batata black heart … there are at least three different…very different leaf shapes…
and each plant at different length of lifespan produces almost the same looking tuber…
I should know I have grown all the three major leaf shapes thinking they were different somehow…. but to look at they were the same
I did not eat them though
anyway interesting



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Hooghly Today : likely to be Convolvulus batatas Willd. sp. pl. i. 853 : 7 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
….. of FLORA INDICA.

Interesting :-
  1. Book link
  2. http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-8500816
  3. http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-8500721
  4. http://luirig.altervista.org/naturaitaliana/viewpics2.php?rcn=31344

efi site link: Ipomoea batatas


This is RANGALU in Bengali, a cultivated species.



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Creeper For ID : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 260513 : AK-2 :  Attachments (1).  2 posts by 1 author.

A creeper seen at one of the resorts in Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand on 23/3/13.
Cultivated, ornamental creeper.

Ipomoea?


Ipomoea batatas


Thanks for the id. I wanted expert validation.



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Climber Id from Bangladesh_SM_1408 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Flowering: January ? (Seen flower bud;  flower color: yellow or white and size is small based on local informant )
Habitat: Agriculture bed
Habit: Herb/Twiner
Local name: Aduri Shak (used as vegetable by local people)

Pl. check

Pl. check with Ipomoea aquatica Forssk., which is used as a saag (vegetable) in Kolkata & West Bengal.

Flower does not match with I. aquatica

Please check Ipomoea eriocarpa, which too has hastate leaves as seen in post.

Thanks …

However, leaf is not hairy like the link pictures. Plz check

OK …; another candidate is Ipomoea sepiaria whose leaves are normally cordate with purple variagation, though sometimes (rarely seen) assumes hastate shape.
The corolla is never yellow (I have never seen), ranges from white with tinge of pink – mauve – lilac with purple throat. Measures 3 – 4 cm across.

May be I batatas.

I am also leaning more towards Ipomoea batatas (as per images herein) as identified by …


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A beautiful ornamental vine seen in Atlanta during October,2018.

Black Heart Sweet Potato Vine.

 


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Vythiri  Wayanad

Date: November 15, 2019 … Altitude: about 700 m (2,300 ft) asl

¿ Ipomoea / Argyreia ?  

Dear friends,
This climber is planted. The flower is about 4 cm across, and looks as much long. Please help ID.

What about Ipomoea batatas ?


Yes ! …, thank you very much for the suggestion / hint. The flower matches perfectly. The leaves are either heart-shaped OR lobes with deep sinuses.



via Species‎ > ‎I‎ > Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. … family: Convolvulaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
ip-oh-MEE-a or eye-poh-MEE-a — worm-like; referring to coiled flower budDave’s Botanary
bat-TAT-as — Latin form of Haitian name for sweet potatoDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Brazilian arrowroot, sweet potatoAssamese: মিঠা আলু mitha aluBengali: মৌআলু mau alu, মিষ্টি আলু mishti alu, রাঙাআলু rana alu, রাঙ্গা আলু ranga aluDogri: शकरकंदी shakarkandiGujarati: રક્તાળુ raktalu, રતાળુ ratalu, શક્કરીયાં shakkariyamHindi: मीठा आलू mitha alu, शकरकन्द shakarkandKannada: ಗೆಣಸು ಗಡ್ಡೆ genasu gadde, ಸೀಗೆಣಸು seegenasu, ಸಿಹಿ ಗೆಣಸು sihi genasuKonkani: ಚಿನಿಕಣಂಗ chinikananga, कणंग kanangaMalayalam: ചക്കരക്കിഴങ്ങ് cakkarakkilangu, ചീനക്കിഴങ്ങു chinakkilangu, മധുരക്കിഴങ്ങ് madhurakkilangu, മരക്കിഴങ്ങു marakkilangu, വള്ളിക്കിഴങ്ങു vallikkilanguManipuri: mangraMarathi: रताळे rataleMizo: bahra thlum, kâwl ba-hraNepali: चाकुहि chakuhi, कन्दमूल kandamula, सख्खर खण्ड sakkhar khandOdia: କନ୍ଦମୂଳ kandamula, କିରି kiri, କିଟି kiti, ଶକର କନ୍ଦ shakara kandaPunjabi: ਸ਼ਕਰਕੰਦੀ shakarkandiSanskrit: किरि kiri, किटि kiti, किटिमूलाभ kitimulabha, सूकरी sukari, वराही varahi, वृद्धिद vrddhidaSantali: sakarkendaSindhi: گجر لاهوريِ gajar lahoreiTamil: சர்க்கரைவள்ளி carkkarai valli, சீனிக்கிழங்கு cini-k-kilanku, வற்றாளை varralaiTangkhul: meiteipaiTelugu: చిలగడదుంప chilagadadumpa, గెణుసు గడ్డ genasu gadda, కంద గడ్డ kanda gadda, మోహనము mohanamu, తెల్ల దుంప thella dumpaTulu: ಕೆರೆಂಗ್ kerenguUrdu: شکر کند shakar kand
botanical names: Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. … synonyms: Batatas batatas (L.) Karst. • Batatas edulis (Thunb. ex Murray) Choisy • Convolvulus batatas L. • Convolvulus edulis Thunb. • Ipomoea edulis (Thunb. ex Murray) Makino … status at GBIF
November 15, 2019 … Vythiri, Wayanad


Kannada names and English transliteration are correct !.


Want to correct name in Santali Language.
Sakarkenda
In Santali we also call it as:
ᱵᱚᱥᱮᱨ ᱟᱹᱲᱩ Boser adu; Sakarkenda is not much called but its transcription in Santali would be ᱥᱟᱹᱠᱟᱹᱨᱠᱮᱸᱫᱟ

Thanks very very much … for validating the popular name, and as well as for the native name, both in native script.

Will soon incorporate them in my notes/ blog.


 

 


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