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Fam.: Convolvulaceae / Bindweed Fam.      

Synon.:  Ipomoea palmata  FORSSK.

Genus:  Ipomoea  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   SWEET:  Robert Sweet (1783 - 1835), British botanist
   FORSSK.:  Peter Forsskål (1732 - 1763), Swedish explorer and naturalist
 

Etymology:
   Ipomoea:   ipos = worm, homoios = similar
   cairica:   from the Egyptian capital Cairo
   palmata:   palm-like
 

Ipomoea cairica / Morning Glory, Messina Creeper, La Gomera Hermigua 4.8.2015 (Photo: Markus Schrade)
Fig. 1:  Ipomoea cairica / Morning Glory, Messina Creeper
La Gomera, Hermigua 4.8.2015 (Photo: Markus Schrade)
Ipomoea cairica / Morning Glory, Messina Creeper, La Gomera Hermigua 4.8.2015 (Photo: Markus Schrade)
Fig. 2:  Ipomoea cairica / Morning Glory, Messina Creeper
La Gomera, Hermigua 4.8.2015 (Photo: Markus Schrade)

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