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Common name
Ipomoea cairica , var. hederacea Hallier f.
Ipomoea cairica , var. lineariloba (Hbd.) O. Deg. & van Ooststr.
Convolvulus cairicus , L.��
Ipomoea palmata , Forssk.�
Convolvulus tuberculatus , Desr.��
Ipomoea tuberculata , (Desr.) Roem. et Schult.����
Ipomoea venosa , auct. non (Desr.) Roem. et Schult.�
Similar species
Ipomoea cairica is a climbing vine that can reach up to 5m long but is rarely rampant. Its stems are smooth and curl around neighbouring support. Ipomoea cairica can smother vegetation, thereby altering ecosystems and reducing biodiversity. It is also a threat to crops.

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Compiler: Comit� fran�ais de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)


Publication date: 2008-03-14

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2018) Species profile: Ipomoea cairica. Downloaded from on 16-11-2018.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Ipomoea cairica
Informations on Ipomoea cairica has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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9 references found for Ipomoea cairica

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Centre des ressources biologiques. Plantes tropicales. INRA-CIRAD. 2007.
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 31 March 2008]
Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. - Ipomoea cairica Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de la R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from: [Accessed 7 April 2008]
Florence J., Chevillotte H., Ollier C. & Meyer J.-Y. 2007. Ipomoea cairica Base de donn�es botaniques Nadeaud de l Herbier de la Polyn�sie fran�aise (PAP).
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 7 April 2008]
Fournet, J. 2002. Flore illustr�e des phan�rogames de guadeloupe et de Martinique. CIRAD-Gondwana editions.
MacKee, H.S. 1994. Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultiv�es en Nouvelle-Cal�donie, 2nd edn. MNHN, Paris.
Summary: Cet ouvrage liste 1412 taxons (esp�ces, sous esp�ces et vari�t�s) introduits en Nouvelle-Cal�donie. L auteur pr�cise dans la majorit� des cas si l esp�ce est cultiv�e ou naturalis�e.
Meyer, J.-Y., Loope, L., Sheppard, A., Munzinger, J., Jaffre, T. 2006. Les plantes envahissantes et potentiellement envahissantes dans l archipel n�o-cal�donien : premi�re �valuation et recommandations de gestion. in M.-L. Beauvais et al. (2006) : Les esp�ces envahissantes dans l�archipel n�o-cal�donien, Paris, IRD �ditions, 260 p.+ c�d�rom.
PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk), 2006. Ipomoea cairica.
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 7 April 2008]
USDA, ARS, 2008. Online Database Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species.
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