EPPO Global Database

Ipomoea aquatica(IPOAQ)

Last modification: 2001-03-10

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: IPOAQ
  • Preferred name: Ipomoea aquatica
  • Authority: Forsskål


Western Asia, Himalayas, India to Indochina, China, Malesia,  Africa in general, New Guinea, Australia.  Cultivated as a vegetable, particularly in eastern Asia. Introduced in Central America, Caribbean, South America

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Ipomoea clappertoni Brown
Ipomoea reptans (Linnaeus) Poiret

Common names
Name Language
potato vine English (AU)
swamp cabbage English
swamp morning glory English (US)
water spinach English
water sweet potato English
Sumpftrichterwinde German
liseron d'eau French
patate aquatique French
batatilla acuatica Spanish
batatilla de puerco Spanish
camotillo Spanish (BO)
espinaca de agua Spanish
yôsai Japanese
ヨウサイ Japanese
kang kong Malay
weng cai Chinese
蕹菜 Chinese