This page is a draft, part of our ongoing wild potato project. I’ll probably be adding information to the species pages through 2020 at least, but I’m making them public since they may be useful even incomplete.

Solanum acroscopicum

Common Name(s)  
Series Tuberosum
Ploidy Diploid
Self-compatible No
Cytoplasm Type  


S. acroscopicum is a Peruvian diploid species.  Plants range mostly 1 to 2 feet tall with long, narrow leaves.  Tubers are long and narrow, reaching as much as three inches in length, but usually much smaller.  This is a high elevation species that typically ranges from about 9800 to 12800 feet.

Condition Level of Resistance Source

Glykoalkaloid content



Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
S. tuberosum S. acroscopicum Low Low     Jackson (1999)
S. acroscopicum S. tuberosum None None     Jackson (1999)

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 0-12% 2n pollen for varieties of this species.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source



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