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Synonyms for achira

canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained

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Ayopaya, Comunidad Pampa Grande, entre Achira y Pampa Grande, zona de pastoreo, 16[degrees]40'S, 66[degrees]28'W, 2130 m, 09 November 2002, Jimenez 1552 (GOET, LPB, UC).
The actual crops covered include achira, ahipa, arracacha, maca, mashua, mauka, oca, potatoes, ulloco, yacon, kaniwa, kiwicha, quinoa, basul, nunas (popping beans), tarwi, peppers, squashes and their relatives, berries, capuli cherry, chertimoya, goldenberry (Cape gooseberry), Highland papyas, naranjilla (Lulo), pacay (ice cream beans), passion-fruits, pepino, tamarillo (tree tomato), Quito palm and walnuts.
Apres l'hymne national, les citoyens presents en force dans la salle Dar El Achira Cheikh Mohamed ont scande [beaucoup moins que]Imazighen[beaucoup plus grand que] [beaucoup moins que]Ait Mzab chouhada[beaucoup plus grand que], [beaucoup moins que]1, 2, 3, viva l'Algerie[beaucoup plus grand que] et [beaucoup moins que]Bouteflika, Bouteflika, Bouteflika[beaucoup plus grand que] avant l'entree de Sellal.
TED Fellow, Aparna Rao and two technology entrepreneurs, Dhanajaya Dendukuri of Achira labs and Sumeet Yamdagni of Instrumentation Scientific Technologies will enlighten the audience with their work and passion.
It is also important to note that literally hundreds of foodstuffs being grown by Native Americans at the point of first contact -- tuber and root crops such as oca, anu, achira, papa liza, liki, and maza -- were never adopted by the conquerors, and in many cases forced out of production.