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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ipomoea

 

a plant genus of the family Convolvulaceae. This genus includes climbing or creeping herbaceous plants or shrubs. The large pentamerous flowers have a funnel-shaped or bell-shaped corolla. The fruit is a capsule. There are approximately 500 species, mainly in the tropics. I. pescaprae is widely found on the sandy coasts of tropical seas; its shoots extend along the sand and reach 30–40 m in length. The sweet potato (I. batatas) has great economic significance. I. sibirica grows in Siberia and the Far East. The common morning glory (I. purpurea, or Pharbitis purpurea), I. tricolor, and other species are cultivated as ornamentals outdoors and in greenhouses.

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[24.] Gonzalez C, Ivonne D, Leon M, Vecchionacce H, Bianco A and J Ly Growth performance and carcass traits in pigs fed sweet potato (Ipomea batatas Lam.) root meal.
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En la categoria A se encuentran playa Blanca (21[grados]05'03" N-76[grados]00'23" W) y Don Lino (21[grados]05'18" N-75[grados]59'45" W) compuestas por arenas biogenicas; en la primera playa, la parte superior esta ocupada por arboles de la especie Coccoloba uvifera con escasa cobertura de plantas rastreras, mientras que la segunda playa esta ocupada por la planta herbacea Ipomea prescaprae.
In fact, only two introduced specimens were found across the three plots--two specimens of Ipomea hederecea (ivy-leaved morning glory) in forest Plot I (Table 1B).
Covered in gloryALSO known as the morning glory climber because the flowers look their best early in the day, ipomea purpurea has the deepest, vivid purple flowers throughout the summer.