genus Ipomoea

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Noun1.genus Ipomoea - morning glorygenus Ipomoea - morning glory        
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Convolvulaceae, family Convolvulaceae, morning-glory family - morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit
morning glory - any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
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The genus Ipomoea does not have the leaves compounded by leaflets as observed in the genus Merremia, so that this morphological characteristic is a basis of the differentiation between the genera (KISSMANN; GROTH, 1999).
Investigations for Convolvulaceae family indicate great distribution of self-incompatible systems for genus Ipomoea, most of them esporofitic type (Martin, 1970).
* SweetPotatoes are part of the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae); their genus Ipomoea batatas.