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  • French botanist, Tournefort gave the Latin botanical name, Lycopersicon esculentum, which translates to "wolfpeach."

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  • If you need motivation to acquire and enjoy some genuine homegrown tomatoes, read columnist Paul Greenberg's paean to an Arkansas variety of Lycopersicon esculentum: "Like life itself, the Bradley County Pink is perishable, but a joy while it's here."

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  • Thus kalo, the Arum esculentum, forms the national diet.

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  • We saw many groups of them sitting under the trees outside their houses, each group with a mat in the centre, with calabashes upon it containing poi, the national Hawaiian dish, a fermented paste made from the root of the kalo, or arum esculentum.

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  • We lunched in one glorious valley, and Kaluna made drinking cups which held fully a pint, out of the beautiful leaves of the Arum esculentum.

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  • Buckwheat Buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum, is a plant in the Polygonum family, a relative of rhubarb and sorrel.

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  • Then a good chunk of Koko, Arum esculentum (Koko is better than yam, I may remark, because it is heavier), also smoked approximately the right colour, is often placed in the centre of the rubber ball.

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  • They are especially abundant in buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum.


  • John Troesle says that he gets a crop of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) in about two months in Monte Verde, Costa Rica.

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  • Notes are given on the potential of some more obscure tropical fruits, including those belonging to the Solanacea and Ammonaceae, arid zone crops including tepary beans (Phaseolus acutifolius) and marama beans (Tylosema esculentum), valuable resource shrubs and such N-fixing trees as Leucaena leucocephala, Acacia mangium, Mimosa scabrella and Calliandra calothyrsus.

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