Ipomoea


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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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A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas: Further corrections, changes, and additions.
In the first year of the winter coverings, Bowlesia incana was a highlighted weed species among coverings, differently from Ipomoea spp., which was the one with higher IVI in the uncultivated treatment.
Bedellia somnulentella (Lepidoptera: Bedelliidae) adult perched on the abaxial end of an Ipomoea batatas leaf (A); larval damage on I.
Eficacia de herbicidas em diferentes quantidades de palha de cana-de-acucar no controle de Ipomoea grandifolia.
The silver nanoparticles mediated leaves of Megaphrynium macrostachyum, Corchorus olitorus, Gnetum bucholzianum, and Ipomoea batatas and seed kernels of Ricinodendron heudelotii are therefore obtained in the same synthetic conditions.
Rhizosphere soil sample was collected from 6-8cm depth under the root surface of Ipomoea pes-caprae located at Bonnie camp of Sundarbans ((21[degrees]49' 47.87" N, 88[degrees]37' 22.33" E).
No mesmo dia realizou-se a semeadura de cinco sementes das especies de Urochloa decumbens, Ipomoea nil, Spermacoce latifolia e Panicum maximum em cada vaso, assim como o transplantio de mudas de Commelina diffusa, a fim de obter, apos o desbaste, tres plantas daninhas de cada especie convivendo com uma planta de eucalipto.