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Solanum agrimoniifolium

Common Name(s)Tis-botch, papa de marrana (Correll 1962)
Solanum agrimoniifolium plant
Solanum agrimoniifolium plant
Codeagf
SynonymsS. agrimonifolium
Clade3+4
SeriesConicibaccata
PloidyTetraploid (4x)
EBN4
Tuberization PhotoperiodShort day
Self-compatibleYes (Lester 1991)
Genome
AAPP
Cytoplasm TypeM (Hosaka 2014)
Citation
Rydberg: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 51: 154. 1924.

Description

Solanum agrimoniifolium distribution map
Solanum agrimoniifolium distribution map

Solanum agrimoniifolium (agrimoniifolium 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.  Tubers small and white or sometimes entirely absent according to Correll (1962), who also notes that plants collected from Guatemala are larger and less pubescent.

Plants are found at elevations of 6,200 to 11,200 feet (1900 to 3400 m) (Correll 1962).

Resistances

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

ConditionTypeLevel of ResistanceSource
    

Glykoalkaloid content

Images

Solanum agrimoniifolium plant
Solanum agrimoniifolium plant
Solanum agrimoniifolium plant
Solanum agrimoniifolium plant
Solanum agrimoniifolium plant
Solanum agrimoniifolium plant
Solanum agrimoniifolium flower
Solanum agrimoniifolium flower
Solanum agrimoniifolium stem
Solanum agrimoniifolium stem
Solanum agrimoniifolium flower
Solanum agrimoniifolium flower
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum agrimoniifolium
Solanum agrimoniifolium berries
 
    

Cultivation

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

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetPloidyGermSource
S. agrimoniifoliumS. tuberosumMinimalMinimal  Jackson (1999)
S. tuberosumS. agrimoniifoliumNoneNone  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.

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetPloidyGermSource
       

References

Solanum agrimoniifolium at Solanaceae Source

Solanum agrimoniifolium at GRIN Taxonomy

Solanum agrimoniifolium at CIP

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