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The Convolvulaceae family includes herbaceous dicotyledonous plants, mostly climbing or creeping, shrubs, lianas and sometimes trees from temperate to tropical regions. In the genus Ipomoea we find the sweet potato ( Ipomoea batatas ), a perennial brown plant very widespread in the tropical and subtropical regions where it is grown for its edible tubers. Both the tubers and the leaves are a staple food in the tropics where the sweet potato takes the place of the potato.

Last change : 07/25/22