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Ullucus tuberosus, Ulluco, Melluco, Papa Lisa

Ullucus tuberosus

Ulluco, Melluco, Papa Lisa
Family: Basellaceae
Origin: South America, Andes
Vine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdible

Tuberous perennial.

The leaves are crunchy and tasty, and may be eaten fresh or steaed, in much the same way as one would use spinach. The colorful tubers are best boiled or stir-fried.



Ullucus tuberosus, Ulluco, Melluco, Papa Lisa


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/ullucus_tuberosus.htm