Ipomoea alba

  • T. K. Lim

Scientific Name

Ipomoea albaL.


Calonyction aculeatum (L.) House, Calonyction aculeatum var. lobatum (Hallier f.) C.Y. Wu, Calonyction album (L.) House, Calonyction bona-nox (L.) Bojer, Calonyction bona-nox var. lobatum Hallier f., Calonyction pulcherrimum Parodi, Calonyction speciosum Choisy, Convolvulus aculeatus L., Convolvulus aculeatus var. bona-nox (L.) Kuntze, Convolvulus bona-nox (L.) Spreng., Convolvulus pulcherrimus Vell., Ipomoea aculeata (L.) Kuntze, Ipomoea aculeata var. bona-nox (L.) Kuntze, Ipomoea bona-nox L.



Common/English Names

Evening Glory, Giant Moonflower, Good-Night Flower, Moon Flower, Moon-Flower, Moonflower, Moonflower Vine, Moon Vine, Moonvine, Prickly Ipomoea, Tropical White Morning Glory, Tropical White Morning-Glory, White Morning Glory, White-Flowered Morning Glory

Vernacular Names

  • Afrikaans: Maanblom

  • Brazil: Boa-Noite, Flor-Da-Lua, Jetirana-Branca (Portuguese)

  • Burmese: Kran-Hing

  • Chamorro: Alaihai-Tasi

  • Chinese: Yue Guang...


Macrocyclic Lactone Nectar Sugar Concentration Guayule Plant Resin Glycoside Peduncle Stout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. K. Lim
    • 1
  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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