Return to Wild Potato Index

Solanum agrimonifolium

Common Name(s)  
Code agf
Clade 3+4
Series Conicibaccata
Ploidy Tetraploid (4x)
Cytoplasm Type M (Hosaka 2014)


Solanum agrimonifolium distribution Map note

Solanum agrimonifolium (agrimonifolium meaning that the leaves are similar to those of the genus agrimonia) is native primarily to Guatemala, also reaching into southern Mexico and Honduras, where it is primarily a cloud forest species.  Plants ranging from 18 inches to 6 feet tall.  Flowers blue to purple.  Berries large and conical.

Vega (1995) found that this species is less frost tolerant than domesticated potato.

Condition Level of Resistance Source

Glykoalkaloid content




I have found seeds of this species easy to germinate using the standard conditions for S. tuberosum.


Crosses with S. tuberosum

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

Crosses with other species

Watanabe (1991) found that 13.7% of varieties of this species produced 2n pollen and Jackson (1999) found 10-13%, which would be effectively octaploid and 8EBN.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source



Leave a Reply