And speaking of Facebook, which has somehow become the go-to place for fun agrobiodiversity stuff, get a load of this recent photo of “bush potato” from the Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation.
Impressive, isn’t it? It’s Ipomoea costata, according to a commenter. And it reminded me of another recent Facebook post of a sweet potato wild relative, Ipomoea bolusiana, this time from southern Africa.
Thinking back to our earlier post today on domesticating promising wild plants, I wonder if anyone has actually tasted these tubers?