Ipomoea digitata L., Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 924 1759. (syn: Convolvulus digitatus (L.) Spreng.; Ipomoea paniculata var. digitata (L.) Kuntze; Ipomoea rubrocincta Urb.; Ipomoea rubrocincta var. brachyloba Urb.; Quamoclit digitata (L.) G. Don) as per Catalogue of Life
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Convolvulaceae Week: Ipomoea cheirophylla from DelhiIpomoea cheirophylla O’Donell, Lilloa 29: 141 141 1959.

Syn: Ipomoea digitata L.; Ipomoea paniculata Burm.f. (non (L.) Rbr.); Convolvulus paniculatus (Burm.f.) Kuntze (non L.) 


A species closely similar to I. mauritiana and often confused with it, differing mainly in narrower leaf lobes and narrower longer calyx lobes. Both species have been uploaded together in the thread

Photographed from Rajouri Garden in Delhi.


It is also supposed to have tuberous roots like I. batatas and I. mauritiana and also used medicinally. 


I saw only one plant grown along the wall in Rajouri Garden in Delhi.


Thanks, …,
As per Catalogue of Life,  Ipomoea digitata L. is the accepted name & Ipomoea cheirophylla O’Donell is another plant.


Thanks, …, As per Catalogue of Life,  Ipomoea digitata L. is the accepted name & Ipomoea cheirophylla O’Donell is another plant. 


 

 

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Ipomoea sp for ID-10022014-PKA-Feb-31 Attachments (4). 7 posts by 5 authors.
Climber seen on a hedge of a coffee plantation at the outskirts of Village Kaimara (Chikmagalur region, karnataka).
Looks like some Ipomoea sp..
Date/Time: 25-01-2014 / 09:00AM


Looks like Ipomoea sp


how about Ipomoea digitata L.


May be some Ornamental varieties of Ipomoea batatas?


… is right. It is I. digitata L. now known as Ipomoea cheirophylla O’Donell, Lilloa 29: 141 141 1959.

A species closely similar to I. mauritiana and often confused with it, differing mainly in narrower leaf lobes and narrower longer calyx lobes. Both species have been uploaded together in the thread, one by Dinesh ji and one by me.


Thanks to … for the detailing.

This is called Vidari Kanda in Coastal Karnataka, and is excessively used in the preparation of Chyavan prash, an Ayurvedic Tonic. Often it is cultivated in the Areca gardens too.


As … mentioned, this species is often confused with I. mauritiana, hence the name I. digitata L. (native to S.America) has been incorrectly treated as synonymous to I. mauritiana (a widely distributed species) in the past.

As far as I know, Vidari Kanda is actually Ipomoea mauritiana (= I. digitata auct non L.; = I. paniculata) and not I. digitata L.


Thanks, …, As per Catalogue of Life,  Ipomoea digitata L. is the accepted name & Ipomoea cheirophylla O’Donell is another plant.



April 2012

requesting identification of this climber at a Hsng soc garden at Pune . It appeared to be a climber as well as a creeper. The basal leaves appear to be divided. No flowers or fruits were seen. Is this some Ipomoea spp?


This should be Ipomoea batatas, the sweet potato or Ratale.


Supporting …


Please check these links


To me it appears to be Ipomoea digitata as per images herein.


Thank you for the Id help


  

 
References:
Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  GRIN (Ipomoea digitata L.)  

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