FW: jicama

Anton Doroszenko (TL, Fld Crp) A.DOROSZENKO at CABI.ORG
Thu Apr 10 17:37:00 CDT 1997

Dear All,

I checked the CAB ABSTRACTS database and got 10 'hits' for jicama:
6 for Pachyrhizus erosus
2 for Pachyrhizus tuberosus
2 for Polymnia sonchifolia

Looks like I have made the situation worse! Now you have 3 species to think
about. Sorry.

a.doroszenko at cabi.org
Here are the references:

Fernandez, M. V.\ Warid, W. A.\ Loaiza, J. M.\ Martinez, J. J.\Serrano, A.
(1996) Effect of planting methods on root characters of jicama (Pachyrhizus
erosus (L.) Urban). Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture  40(1) 26-28

Juarez, M. S.\ Paredes-Lopez, O. (1994) Studies on jicama juice processing.
Plant Foods for Human Nutrition  46(2) 127-131

Estrella, J. E.\ Lazarte, J. E. (1994) In vitro propagation of jicama
(Polymnia sonchifolia Poeppig & Endlicher): a neglected Andean crop.
HortScience 29(4) 331

Cantwell, M.\ Orozco, W.\ Rubatzky, V.\ Hernandez, L. (1992) Postharvest
handling and storage of jicama roots. Acta Horticulturae No. 318, pp.

Bergsma, K. A.\ Brecht, J. K. (1992) Postharvest respiration, moisture loss,
sensory analysis and compositional changes in jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus)
roots. Acta Horticulturae No. 318, pp. 325-332

Mudahar, G. S.\ Jen, J. J. (1991)Texture of raw and canned jicama
(Pachyrrhizus tuberosus) and Chinese water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis).
Journal of Food Science 56(4) 977-980

Fine, A. J. (1991) Hypersensitivity reaction to jicama (Pachyrhizus, yam
bean). Annals of Allergy 66(2), 173-174

Nieto C., C. (1991) Agronomical and bromatological studies of jicama
(Polymnia sonchifolia). Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion 41(2) 213-221

Fernandez Escartin, E.\ Castillo Ayala, A.\ Saldano Lozano, J. (1989)
Survival and growth of Salmonella and Shigella on sliced fresh fruit.
Journal of Food Protection 52(7) 471-472, 483

Schmar, T. A.\ Harbers, C. A. Z.\ Harbers, L. H. (1987) Structural changes
in jicama (Pachyrrhizus tuberosus) with microwaving and digestion in rats.
Nutrition Reports International 35(4) 771-774

From: owner-taxacom
To: Multiple recipients of list TAXACOM
Subject: jicama
Date: 10 April 1997 10:47

Dear taxacom colleagues,
Does anyone know the proper scientific name of jicama.  I know it is in
the genus Pachyrhizus (Leguminosae), but am not sure which of the two
generally used tuberous species, P. erosus and P. tuberosus, is jicama.
I have found one seed catalog that equates jicama with P. tuberosus; most
other sources do not include jicama as a name for any Pachyrhizus
species - yam bean or potato bean, but no jicama.

Thanks in advance for any responses.

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Dept. of Biology       |   TELEPHONE: 219-284-4674
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