Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Thu Apr 10 10:47:54 CDT 1997

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.

Richard J. Jensen      |   E-MAIL: rjensen at saintmarys.edu
Dept. of Biology       |   TELEPHONE: 219-284-4674
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