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Ipomoea batata L.
sweet potato

Entry Type:  
Scientific Name:  
Ipomoea batata L.
Common Name:  
sweet potato
Myaamia Name:  

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

"wáwikápäkósĭa, sweet potato"

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.


Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Related Info 

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.

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Aatotankiki myaamiaki 1998-2006  

Sweet potatoes a traditional food.