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  Re: Colloquial vs scientific names
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.04.26 at 23:54:40(8656)
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Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: Colloquial vs scientific names

OK---sorry for the misinformation (below) , but that site is INCORRECT---I
went to my Indian grocery, and 'ratalu' is in fact the Dioscorea sp. w/ the
violet flesh, they even have it in cans. Lots of other names on the site
are very old and/or incorrect! The shop keeper tole me the purple-skinned
sweet potato is called 'bonato' in his area of India, a 'take off' on the
name for it in Latin America whixch is spelt the same but pronounced with
the ~ above the n, making the 'enyay' sound.


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