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Re: Colloquial vs scientific names

  • Subject: Re: Colloquial vs scientific names
  • From: Piabinha@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 22:29:12 -0500 (CDT)

In a message dated 4/26/2002 7:55:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ju-bo@msn.com writes:

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.

it's boniato or batatas (Ipomoea).

tsuh yang in NY

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