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Published In: Tableau Encyclopédique et Methodique ... Botanique 1: 465. 1793. (Tabl. Encycl.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: October to July.
Type: Type: India, (LINN 218.12).
Distribution: G-4 Karachi University Campus, 5.12.65, S. Qureshi s.n. (KUH).

Distribution: An American root crop, grown throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Comment/Acknowledgements: Commonly cultivated for the edible tubers.
Map Location: G-4 Karachi University Campus, 5.12.65, S. Qureshi s.n. (KUH).


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Plants prostrate or climbing with tuberous roots, perennial. The stems usually somewhat succulent, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves variable, from cordate to ovate, entire, dentate or often deeply lobed, 5-10 cm long, glabrous or pubescent. Flowers absent in some varieties, frequent in others, in few-flowered cymes or sub-umbellate-cymose. Sepals oblong, the outer acuminate and cuspidate, (8-) 10-15 mm long, mostly pubescent or only ciliate. Corolla with a lavender to purple limb and darker throat, white in some varieties, 4-7 cm long. Fruits rarely formed, ovoid, glabrous.
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