Ipomoea batatas

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#143 They called me Ipomoea batatas, also known as Batatas wallii, Ipomoea purpusii, Ipomoea tiliacea var. smithii, and Ipomoea wallii. I pay homage to the male botanists Purpus (I couldn’t find his records), George Wall, M. A. Wall, or Arnold Wall, and James Edward Smith, Johannes Jacobus Smith, Winifred Smith, Christo Albertyn Smith, Charles Piper Smith, Gerard Edwards Smith, Gilbert Morgan Smith, Henry George Smith, Hamilton Lanphere Smith, Albert Charles Smith, Alan Reid Smith, or William Wright Smith. They first catalogued me in 1793.

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