EPPO Global Database

Ipomoea aquatica(IPOAQ)

Code created in: 2001-03-10

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


Western Asia (Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China, Africa in general, Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia.  Cultivated as a vegetable, and used medicinally, particularly in eastern Asia. Introduced in Western Asia (Arabia), Central America, Caribbean (Cuba, Hispaniola), South America (Colombia to Peru, Brazil)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

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

Common names
Name Language
Chinese water spinach English
potato vine English (AU)
swamp cabbage English
swamp morning glory English (US)
water morning glory English
water spinach English
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
cancom Portuguese
hortaliça-de-água Portuguese
yôsai Japanese
ヨウサイ Japanese
kang kong Malay
wèng cài Chinese
蕹菜 Chinese
kalmi sag Hindi
nali Hindi
kangkung Indonesian