It is the maca, a tuberous root grown like the potatoe, and like it used as an article of food.
Saxifraga with a tuberous root, a simple stem flowering at the summit, and bulbs in the bosoms of the leaves.
Its white, tuberous root is crisp and tender, and leaves in the mouth distinctly the taste of cucumber.
This oca is a tuberous root, of an oval shape and pale red colour, but white inside.
A flowering vine with tuberous root somewhat resembling the potato.
There is another sort of tuberous root, called “ulluca” by the Peruvians, which is more glutinous and less pleasant to the taste.
It is propagated by planting pieces of the tuberous root, in each of which is an eye or shoot.
This oca is a tuberous root (Oxalis tuberosa), of an oval shape and pale red colour, but white inside.
A tuberous root (Ocymum tuberosum), an inhabitant of the hot plains, is frequently cultivated in Java.
If you are given a tuberous root, you must put it five or six inches deep in the ground.