cultivar vs. cultigen

Sat, 10 Aug 1996 19:19:39 EDT

cultivar is an agricultural or horticultural variety, a spcific name of
a domesticated plant. Not to be confused with cultigen, a crop species
not known in a wild state. In other words, Sweet potato or I. batatas is
a cultigen and "red Nancy", "Orlis" and "Allgold" are sweet potato
cultivars. Kearsley Stewart University of Georgia