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Photo from University of Florida

Photo from a marked in Madagascar. Not that sure of the ID, but it looks right.

A flower by Canek Ledesma Corral,

A fruit by Canek Ledesma Corral,

Author:  Ignatz Urban, 1905
Origin:  Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  5 Meters
Flower:  White - Deep Violet
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Yam Bean, Jicama, Ajipo, Bangkwang, Mexican Turnip, Yamsbønne
Synonyms:  Dolichos erosus, Linnaeus, 1753.
And many more, see below....

This member of the Fabaceae family was given this name by Ignatz Urban in 1905. It is found in Mexico and Central America. It grows in rather rich soil with some water and some sun. The vines will climb for five meters, the eatable caudex grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are deep violet to white.

The genera name from Greek pachys; 'thick' and Greek rhiza; 'root' for the thick tuberous roots. The species name from Latin; erosus; 'erose', 'gnawed' or 'jagged'.

Cacara erosa, Kuntze.
Cacara palmatiloba, Kuntze.
Dolichos articulatus, Lam.
Dolichos bulbosus, L.
Dolichos mammosus Noronha
Dolichos palmatilobus, DC.
Pachyrhizus angulatus, Rich. ex DC.
Pachyrhizus angulatus f. integrifolius, Wawra.
Pachyrhizus articulatus, Duchass. ex Walp.
Pachyrhizus bulbosus, Kurz.
Pachyrhizus erosus var. palmatilobus, R.T.Clausen.
Pachyrhizus erosus var. typicus, R.T.Clausen.
Pachyrhizus jicama,s Blanco.
Pachyrhizus palmatilobus, Benth. & Hook.f. ex Hemsl.
Pachyrhizus strigosus, R.T.Clausen.
Pachyrhizus trilobus, DC.
Phaseolus tuberosus, Lour.
Robynsia macrophylla, M.Martens & Galeotti.
Stizolobium bulbosum, Spreng.
Stizolobium domingense, Spreng.
Taeniocarpum articulatum, Desv.

Photo from University of Florida .