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Ipomoea batatas
(sweet potato)

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Ipomoea batatas (sweet potato)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 November 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Ipomoea batatas
  • Preferred Common Name
  • sweet potato
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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Pictures

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Ipomoea batatas: 1, flowering branch; 2, storage roots.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
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CaptionIpomoea batatas: 1, flowering branch; 2, storage roots. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
Ipomoea batatas: 1, flowering branch; 2, storage roots.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
I. batatas - line drawingIpomoea batatas: 1, flowering branch; 2, storage roots. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.PROSEA Foundation
TitleI. batatas - colour illustration
Caption
Copyright©Wilhelm Valder
I. batatas - colour illustration©Wilhelm Valder

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lamk (1793)

Preferred Common Name

  • sweet potato

Other Scientific Names

  • Batatas edulis (Thunb.) Choisy (1833)
  • Convolvulus batatas L. (1753)
  • Convolvulus edulis Thunb. (1784)

International Common Names

  • Spanish: batata; boniato; camote
  • French: batate; patate douce
  • Chinese: fan shu; gan shu; hong shu

Local Common Names

  • Cambodia: dâmlông chvië
  • Germany: Suesskartoffel
  • Indonesia: huwi boled; ketela rambat; ubi jalar
  • Italy: patata dolce
  • Laos: man kèw
  • Malaysia: ubi keladi
  • Myanmar: myonk-ni
  • Papua New Guinea: kaema; kaukau
  • Philippines: kamote
  • Sweden: batat
  • Thailand: man-thet
  • Vietnam: khoai lang

EPPO code

  • IPOBA (Ipomoea batatas)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Solanales
  •                         Family: Convolvulaceae
  •                             Genus: Ipomoea
  •                                 Species: Ipomoea batatas

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Acanthocoris sordidus (winter cherry bug); Acraea acerata (sweet potato butterfly); Acromyrmex octospinosus (leaf cutting ant); Acrosticta apicalis; Aculops lycopersici (tomato russet mite); Agrius cingulatus (pink-spotted hawkmoth); Agrius convolvuli (convolvulus hawkmoth); Agromyza nitida (leaf miner); Agrotis (cutworm (larvae)); Agrotis ipsilon (black cutworm); Agrotis malefida (pale-sided cutworm); Agrotis repleta (cutworm); Agrotis segetum (turnip moth); Albugo ipomoeae-panduratae (white rust of sweet potato); Alcidodes dentipes (striped sweet potato weevil); Alcidodes erroneus (sweet potato weevil); Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligator weed); Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed); Anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel); Anasa scorbutica; Anicla infecta; Apogonia cribricollis (chafer beetle); Araecerus fasciculatus (cocoa weevil); Argyrogramma signata (green semi-looper); Aspidimorpha amabilis; Aspidimorpha furcata (tortoise beetle); Aspidimorpha miliaris (spotted tortoise beetle); Athelia rolfsii (sclerotium rot); Atta (leaf-cutter ant); Atta cephalotes (leaf cutting ant); Bactericera cockerelli (tomato/potato psyllid); Bedellia minor; Bedellia somnulentella (sweet potato leafminer); Bemisia tabaci (tobacco whitefly); Blosyrus ipomoeae (sweet potato leaf weevil); Brachmia cerinura; Calycomyza ipomoeae; Cassida bivittata (striped sweet potato beetle); Celosia argentea (celosia); Ceratocystis fimbriata (Ceratocystis blight); Ceroplastes cirripediformis (barnacle scale); Cerotoma ruficornis (red horned leaf beetle); Chaetocnema amazona; Chaetocnema apricaria; Chaetocnema confinis (flea beetle); Chaetocnema stenura; Charidotella bicolor (golden sweet potato beetle); Chelymorpha cassidea (argus tortoise beetle); Chelymorpha polysticha; Choanephora cucurbitarum (Choanephora fruit rot); Chondracris rosea (citrus locust); Chrysodeixis includens (soybean looper); Colasposoma dauricum; Coleosporium ipomoeae (sweet potato rust); Commelina benghalensis (wandering jew); Coptotermes (termites); Corecoris batatas (sweet potato coreid bug); Corizus vicenti; Corythuca morrilli (lacewing bug); Creontiades rubrinervis; Criconemella (ring nematode); Cylas brunneus (liberian sweet-potato borer); Cylas femoralis (sweet potato weevil); Cylas formicarius (sweet potato weevil); Cylas puncticollis (sweet potato weevil); Cyrtocapsus caligineus; Deloyala guttata (sweet potato leaf beetle); Dendrothripoides innoxius (sweet potato thrips); Diabrotica balteata (banded cucumber beetle); Digitaria ciliaris (southern crabgrass); Ditylenchus destructor (potato tuber nematode); Dyscinetus dubius (hard-back beetle); Dysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug); Echinochloa crus-galli (barnyard grass); Eleusine indica (goose grass); Elsinoë batatas (leaf & stem scab); Emilia sonchifolia (red tasselflower); Empoasca fabalis; Empoasca solana (leafhopper, southern garden); Epitrix hirtipennis (tobacco flea beetle); Euphorbia helioscopia (sun spurge); Euscepes postfasciatus (West Indian sweet potato weevil); Euxesta annonae; Ferrisia virgata (striped mealybug); Frankliniella insularis (blossom thrips); Frankliniella melanommatus; Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. batatas (Fusarium wilt of sweet potato); Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (European mole cricket); Helcystogramma triannulella; Helicotylenchus dihystera (common spiral nematode); Heliothis virescens (tobacco budworm); Hippotion celerio (taro hawkmoth); Hypomeces squamosus (green weevil); Jonthonota nigripes (blacklegged tortise beetle); Junonia coenia (buckeye); Lasiodiplodia theobromae (diplodia pod rot of cocoa); Leptochloa chinensis (Chinese sprangletop); Leptoglossus gonagra (squash bug); Leptopsilopa nigrimana; Ligyrus cuniculus (rough black hard-back (PR)); Liorhyssus hyalinus (hyaline grass, bug); Longidorus (longidorids); Macrophomina phaseolina (charcoal rot of bean/tobacco); Macrosiphum euphorbiae (potato aphid); Megastes grandalis (sweet potato moth); Megastes pusialis (sweet potato moth borer); Melanagromyza caerulea; Meliola clavulata (sooty mould of sweet potato); Meliola microsclerotia (sooty mould); Meloidogyne arenaria (peanut root-knot nematode); Meloidogyne enterolobii (Pacara earpod tree root-knot nematode); Metriona circumdata (green tortoise beetle); Metriona judaica; Metriona propinqua (gold bug); Metriona trisignata; Microthyris anormalis (sweet potato leaf roller); Mikania micrantha (bitter vine); Monilochaetes infuscans (scurf of sweet potato); Murdannia nudiflora (doveweed); Myochrous armatus (beetle, cane leaf or bud); Myochrous barbadensis; Myzus persicae (green peach aphid); Nezara viridula (green stink bug); Nipaecoccus nipae (spiked mealybug); Nodonota irazuensis; Oedionychus cinctus; Oligonychus pratensis (spider mite); Omphisa anastomosalis (sweet potato stem borer); Orosius lotophagorum ryukyuensis; Palaeopus costicollis; Palaeopus grenadensis; Palaeopus subgranulatus (ginger root borer); Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (bacterial root rot of sweet potato); Phaeoisariopsis bataticola (sweet potato leaf spot); Phomopsis ipomoeae-batatas; Phyllophaga (white grubs); Piezodorus guildinii (stink bug); Pilocrocis tripunctata (sweet potato leafroller); Planococcus kenyae (coffee mealybug); Plenodomus destruens (foot rot of sweet potato); Polygonum aviculare (prostrate knotweed); Polygonum hydropiper (marsh pepper); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Proxys puntulatus; Pulvinaria urbicola (capsicum mealy scale); Pyropyga incognita; Rhizobium radiobacter (crown gall); Rhizobium rhizogenes (gall); Rhyssomatus landeiroi (sweet potato weevil); Rhyssomatus nigerrimus; Rhyssomatus novalis; Rhyssomatus sculpturatus (sweet potato weevil); Rhyssomatus subcostatus (sweet potato weevil); Rotylenchulus reniformis (reniform nematode); Scapteriscus (mole crickets); Schistocerca americana (south American locust); Scirtothrips dorsalis (chilli thrips); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Septoria bataticola (Septoria leaf spot (sweet potato)); Setaria viridis (green foxtail); Sida acuta (sida); Sigmodon hispidus (hispid cotton rat); Solanum nigrum (black nightshade); Spodoptera albula (Costa Rican armyworm); Spodoptera dolichos (larger cotton cutworm); Spodoptera eridania (southern armyworm); Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm); Spodoptera latifascia (lateral lined armyworm); Spodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm); Spodoptera litura (taro caterpillar); Spodoptera ornithogalli (yellow striped armyworm); Stenocoris filiformis; Streptomyces ipomoeae (Streptomycete soil rot (pox)); Sweet potato chlorotic fleck virus; Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus; Sweet potato latent virus; Sweet potato leaf curl Georgia virus; Sweet potato leaf curl virus; sweet potato little leaf phytoplasma (sweet potato witches' broom); Sweet potato mild mottle virus (mild mottle of sweet potato); Sweet Potato Mosaic Virus (sweet potato mosaic); sweet potato symptomless virus 1; Sweet potato virus disease; Syntomeida metanthus; Syntomeida syntomoides; Systena basalis (s-lettered leaf beetle); Systena s-littera; Tabidia aculealis; Taiwania circumdata; Tetranychus cinnabarinus (carmine spider mite); Tetranychus hydrangeae; Tetranychus marianae; Tetranychus piercei; Tetranychus tumidus (tumid, spider mite); Theretra oldenlandiae (impatiens hawkmoth); Trichotaphe melissia (leaf-webber); Typophorus nigritus (black sweet potato beetle); Veronicella cubensis (Cuban slug); Zonocerus elegans (elegant grasshopper); Zonocerus variegatus (variegated grasshopper)

Minor host of:

Achatina fulica (giant African land snail); Acrida cinerea; Adoretus versutus (rose beetle); Alcidodes fabricii; Aleurodicus dispersus (whitefly); Amaranthus spinosus (spiny amaranth); Aphelenchoides besseyi (rice leaf nematode); Aphelenchoides fragariae (strawberry crimp nematode); Aphis gossypii (cotton aphid); Belonolaimus longicaudatus (sting nematode); Brevicoryne brassicae (cabbage aphid); Brevipalpus californicus (citrus flat mite); Brevipalpus phoenicis (false spider mite); Caulophilus oryzae (broad nosed grain weevil); Ceroplastes rusci (fig wax scale); Chaetanaphothrips orchidii (anthurium thrips); Chalara elegans (black root rot); Chenopodium album (fat hen); Chrysodeixis eriosoma (green looper caterpillar); Cochliobolus lunatus (head mould of grasses, rice and sorghum); Conyza canadensis (Canadian fleabane); Corynespora cassiicola (target leaf spot of tomato); Crassocephalum crepidioides (redflower ragleaf); Cucumber mosaic virus (cucumber mosaic); Dactyloctenium aegyptium (crowfoot grass); Diabrotica undecimpunctata (spotted cucumber beetle); Diaprepes abbreviatus (citrus weevil); Dickeya chrysanthemi (bacterial wilt of chrysanthemum and other ornamentals); Dickeya dadantii (bacterial wilt and soft rot of ornamentals and potato); Dickeya zeae (bacterial stalk rot of maize); Ditylenchus dipsaci (stem and bulb nematode); Fusarium oxysporum (basal rot); Haematonectria haematococca (dry rot of potato); Helicotylenchus multicinctus (banana spiral nematode); Hoplolaimus indicus (lance nematode); Icerya seychellarum (Seychelles scale); Imperata cylindrica (cogon grass); Ipomoea triloba (three-lobe morning glory); Leucinodes orbonalis (eggplant fruit borer); Locusta migratoria (migratory locust); Megalurothrips usitatus (bean flower thrips); Melanotus communis (common wireworm); Meloidogyne incognita (root-knot nematode); Meloidogyne javanica (sugarcane eelworm); Mesoplatys cincta; Naupactus leucoloma (whitefringed weevil); Nemorimyza maculosa (chrysanthemum leaf miner); Nicandra physalodes (apple of Peru); Orosius orientalis (sesame jassid); Papuana huebneri (taro beetle); Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. odoriferum; Pectobacterium wasabiae; Peridroma saucia (pearly underwing moth); Phenacoccus manihoti (cassava mealybug); Phenacoccus multicerarii; Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Phyllanthus urinaria (leafflower); Phyllophaga smithi (white grub); Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); Potato spindle tuber viroid (spindle tuber of potato); Pratylenchus brachyurus (root-lesion nematode); Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (Jack Beardsley mealybug); Ralstonia solanacearum (bacterial wilt of potato); Rattus argentiventer (rice field rat); Rattus exulans (Pacific rat); Richardia brasiliensis (white-eye (Australia)); Rigidoporus microporus (white root disease of rubber); Scutellonema brachyurus; Senna obtusifolia (sicklepod); Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant); Sonchus arvensis (perennial sowthistle); Sophonia orientalis (two-spotted leafhopper); Striga gesnerioides (cowpea witchweed); Synedrella nodiflora (synedrella); Tetranychus ludeni (red spider mite); Tetranychus urticae (two-spotted spider mite); Thanatephorus cucumeris (many names, depending on host); Trialeurodes ricini (castor bean whitefly); Tribolium castaneum (red flour beetle); Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper); Tridax procumbens (coat buttons); Tylenchorhynchus claytoni (stunt nematode)

Associated with (not a host):

Aspergillus fumigatus; Aspergillus terreus; Clavigralla tomentosicollis (African pod bug); Heterospilus annulicornis; Masicera abdominalis; Solenopsis geminata (tropical fire ant); Zelus longipes

Host of (source - data mining):

Adoretus sinicus (Chinese rose beetle); Agriotes; Aleurotrachelus trachoides; Anomala cuprea (oriental beetle); Anomala rufocuprea (soybean beetle); Brachmia macroscopa (sweetpotato, leaf folder); Chaetocnema basalis; Conoderus amplicollis (gulf wireworm); Conoderus falli (wireworm, southern potato); Conoderus rudis; Conoderus vespertinus (tobacco wireworm); Corythucha gossypii (bean lace bug); Empoasca kraemeri; Fusarium solani f.sp. batatas (rot: sweet potato); Gibberella baccata (collar rot of coffee); Gonocephalum depressum; Halticus tibialis (garden fleahopper); Lasioderma serricorne (cigarette beetle); Maladera castanea (beetle, Asiatic garden); Maladera japonica (velvety chafer); Maladera matrida; Mylabris thunbergi; Myllocerus viridanus; Otinotus oneratus; Oxycetonia versicolor; Pachnaeus litus (citrus root weevil); Phaneroptera furcifera (katydid, Philippine); Rhizopus arrhizus (barn rot of tobacco); Rhizopus stolonifer (bulb rot); Spilarctia obliqua (common hairy caterpillar); Sweet potato feathery mottle virus (internal cork disease of sweet potato); Systena blanda (palestriped flea beetle); Systena elongata (flea beetle, elongate); Systena frontalis (redheaded flea beetle); Xanthomonas campestris (black rot of crucifers)