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sweet potato

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Common Name:  
sweet potato
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Human-Disturbed Areas

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Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food 

"kínwakússia" or "páxkussia" are the old Myaamia language terms for wild potatoes, also called batate. Now the shortened term kussia is used for commercial sweet potatoes. Gatschet also gives the alternate wawíxkapaxkússia with the same meaning.


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Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900  

"wáwikápäkósĭa, sweet potato"

Aatotankiki myaamiaki 1998-2006  

Sweet potatoes a traditional food.

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006  

Small's Flora of the Southeastern U.S. (1903), Gleason and Cronquist (1991), and Coulter's Flowering Plants and Ferns of Indiana (1899) do not mention a 'sweet potato' or 'batate' in the index or within the potato family, but simply 'wild potato' for Ipomoea pandurata, which is a different, wild-occurring species. Ipomoea batata is a widely cultivated, commerically grown species, native to Central or South America.