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Family: BASELLACEAE 

 Ullucus tuberosus
 

Drawing from Curtis Botanical Magazine, vol. 77 ser. 3 nr. 7 tab. 4617.

  
Author:  Francisco Josť de Caldas 1809
Family:  Basellaceae
Habitat:  Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador
Soil:  Sandy or Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7-10 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Papa Lisa, Olluco, Melloco
Synonyms:  Basella tuberosa Kunth 1817. Melloca peruviana Moq 1849. Melloca tuberosa. Ullucus kunthii Moq 1849.
This member of the Basellaceae family was described by Francisco Josť de Caldas in 1809. It is found in Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina, grown as a crop. Grown in sandy or even rich soil with some to lots of water and some sun. Although it is grown as a annual crop, the plant can actually grow for several years. It will raise to 30 centimetres, and the tubers grow up to 10 centimetres, and vary in colour and shape, depending on soil and subspecies.

 I am not sure how well the tubers will do, if they are raised.