List discussion - KANGKUNG

Edible greens: 'water sweet potato' Ipomoea aquatica (from Sillitoe).

I've never heard it called water sweet potato. Water spinach, swamp cabbage, swamp morning glory, but mostly just kangkung. Since it is kangkung in Bahasa Indonesia, I suspect the term is from Straits Malay.

Jean Kennedy, 9 Nov 2001