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  Re: Colloquial vs scientific names
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.04.26 at 15:01:29(8645)
According to this site, 'ratalu' is the common tropical sweet-potato!
These are commonly available at all local groceries here in Florida, called
'camote' by Latins. They have purple SKINS, but the flesh is grayish
white, not orange like the common N. American variety of sweet potato or
'yams' served at Thanksgiving.
GOOD eating! I will check on the Indian name for the canned, purple
FLESHED Yam (Dioscorea sp.) when next I visit my Indian Grocery!


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