Name: Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas)
Higher classification: Ipomoea
Lower classifications: Cilembu sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas var. margarita
Description: A herbaceous perennial vine, bearing alternate heart-shaped or palmately lobed leaves and medium-sized sympetalous flowers. The edible tuberous root is long and tapered, with a smooth skin whose color ranges between yellow, orange, red, brown, purple, and beige. Its flesh ranges from beige through white, red, pink, violet, yellow, orange, and purple. Sweet potato cultivars with white or pale yellow flesh are less sweet and moist than those with red, pink or orange flesh.
Distribution: Native to the tropical regions in the Americas.
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