Solanum tuberosum

Scientific name: Solanum tuberosum L.
Botanical family: SOLANACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • papa

Costa Rica:

  • papa


  • papa

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Herbaceous branched annual 0.3-1m high, with a mass of fine fiberous adventitious roots and swollen stem tubers.  Leaves pinnate with small interjected leaflets between the main pinnae; flowers white, red or purple; fruit a small inedible berry.







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