What Is The Scientific Name Of Potato? (ANSWER)
SCIENTIFIC NAME OF POTATO – In this topic, we are going to know and identify the binomial or scientific name of potato.
It is a root vegetable which is native to the Americas. It is a starchy tuber of the plant itself, which is a perennial in the Solanaceae family.
The plant is a nightshade in which, its vegetative and fruiting parts contain solanin, a toxin that is dangerous for human consumption.
Its name is derived from the Spanish term patata, which is a combination of the Taino term batata, which means “sweet potato”, and the Quechua term papa, which means “potato”.
The potato has been a staple crop in many nations. It is 79% water, 17% carbohydrates, most of them are starch, 2% protein, and negligible fat.
The binomial name of potato is Solanum tuberosum.
Solanun is a genus of flowering plants where the eggplant is classified into. It is derived from the Latin word sol, meaning “sun”, which refers to its status as the sun plant.
The species name tuberosum is a Latin term derived from tuberosus, which means “lumpy”. The latter term is derived from the Latin tuber, which means lump.