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Sweet Potato
Sweet potato in flouer in Hong Kong, Cheenae
Sweet potato ruits
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: I. batatas
Binomial name
Ipomoea batatas
(L.) Lam.

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs tae the faimily Convolvulaceae. Its lairge, starchy, sweet-tastin, tuberous ruits are a ruit vegetable.[1][2] The young leaves an shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. O the approximately 50 genera an more than 1,000 speshies o Convolvulaceae, I. batatas is the only crop plant o major importance—some ethers are uised locally, but mony are actually poisonous. The sweet potato is only distantly relatit tae the potato (Solanum tuberosum) an does nae belong tae the nightshade faimily.

The genus Ipomoea that contains the sweet potato also includes several gairden flouers cried mornin glories, though that term is nae usually extended tae Ipomoea batatas. Some cultivars o Ipomoea batatas are grown as ornamental plants; the name "tuberous morning glory" mey be uised in a horticultural context.

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  1. Purseglove, 1991
  2. Woolfe, 1992

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