Cypress Vine ( Ipomoea quamoclit )

Pronunciation key

( sīprəs vīn )

cy•press vine


Tropical American climbing vine with small, delicate trumpet shaped flowers of scarlet or white. They are related to the morning glory.

Taxonomic Hierarchy
Cypress Vine, Ipomoea quamoclit
Kingdom Plantae – Vegetal, plants
Subkingdom Viridaeplantae – green plants
Infrakingdom Streptophyta – land plants
Division Tracheophyta – vascular plants
Subdivision Spermatophytina – seed plants
Infradivision Angiospermae – flowering plants, angiosperms
Class Magnoliopsida
Superorder Asteranae
Order Solanales
Family Convolvulaceae – morning glories
Genus Ipomoea L. – morning-glory
Species Ipomoea quamoclit L. – cypress vine morning glory, cypress vine

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Apalacha Hills, Cypress Vine
  • Ipomoea quamoclit, L., Taxonomic Serial No.: 30790
  • Ipomoea quamoclit
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