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who’s on first? Confusion?


 The article’s title promised to let you know find out how to develop potatoes.  This is the photograph they used as an example the article which compounded the confusion. OK all you sharp eyed plant folks see the confusion instantly as a result of that is clearly a candy potato, not a potato.  That is principally a storage root however it’s a stem at one finish (as is clear).  That is Ipomea batatas, a morning glory, and be aware the particular epithet, which sounds as if a younger child was saying “potatoes”, a standard title that bought transferred to storage stem (a tuber) within the nightshade household Solanum tuberosum.  Each from Peru.  The frequent title bought switched resulting in a lot confusion.  And do not even take into consideration citing the title yam.  The article was concerning the latter and didn’t point out candy potatoes.  

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