Solanum jamesii


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Noun1.Solanum jamesii - erect or spreading perennial of southwestern United States and Mexico bearing small pale brown to cream-colored tubers resembling potatoes
genus Solanum, Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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The report, published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, is probably the first archaeological study to identify a spud-bearing species native to the southwestern United States 6 Solanum jamesii 6 an important part of the ancient human diets.
The tomato is a member of the Solanaceae, the ubiquitous plant family that yields a number of ornamental flowers; edible fruits as in eggplants, peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos; on occasion, edible roots--tubers, actually, in the case of potatoes or the wild American potato, Solanum jamesii; and poisonous shoots, such as nightshade or belladonna and jimsonweed.