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 agrimonifolium

Common Name(s)  
Series Conicibaccata
Ploidy Tetraploid
Cytoplasm Type M (Hosaka 2014)


Plants 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.

Condition Level of Resistance Source

Glykoalkaloid content



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



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