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Solanum burkartii

Common Name(s) Papa de gentil, Papa del puro macho
Tubers of the wild potato species Solanum burkartii
Solanum burkartii tubers
Code brk
Synonyms S. irosinum
Clade 4
Series Conicibaccata
Ploidy Diploid (2x)
EBN Unknown (Probably 2)
Tuberization Photoperiod
Short day
Self-compatible Unknown (Probably not.)
Genome
AA
Cytoplasm Type W2 (Hosaka 2009, as S. ironsinum)
Citation
Ochoa: Biota 11(87): 97. 1977.

Description

Solanum burkartii distribution map
Solanum burkartii distribution map

Solanum burkartii (burkartii, in honor of Argentinian botanist Arturo Erhardo Burkhart) is a northern Peruvian species with a very small distribution.  Plants 2.5 to 3 feet tall and occasionally much taller.  Long, narrow leaves.  Dark purple flowers.  Conical fruits.  Long stolons – 3 feet or more.  Tubers whitish, large for a wild species – four to five inches long and an inch in diameter.

It’s natural environment is cool and cloudy, moist ravines with rich soil (Ochoa 2004).

Very little has been written about this species.

Resistances

Condition Type Level of Resistance Source
Late blight Fungus Resistant Ochoa 2004, as S. irosinum

Glykoalkaloid content

No information.

Images

Solanum burkartii plant
Solanum burkartii plant
Solanum burkartii plant
Solanum burkartii plant
Solanum burkartii inflorescence
Solanum burkartii inflorescence
Solanum burkartii flower
Solanum burkartii flower
Solanum burkartii flower
Solanum burkartii flower
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum burkartii
Solanum burkartii berries
Above ground plant of the wild potato species Solanum burkartii
Solanum burkartii plant
Flower of the wild potato species Solanum burkartii
Solanum burkartii flower
Flower of the wild potato species Solanum burkartii
Solanum burkartii flower
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum burkartii
Solanum burkartii berries
Tubers of the wild potato species Solanum burkartii
Solanum burkartii tubers
 

Cultivation

I have found germination of this species to be poor and very slow, taking more than a month.

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set
Seed Set Germ Ploidy Source
             

Crosses with other species

Female Male Berry Set
Seed Set Germ Ploidy Source
S. burkartii (as S. irosinum) S. contumazaense No       Ochoa 2004
S. burkartii (as S. irosinum) S. hypacrarthrum No       Ochoa 2004

References

Solanum burkartii at Solanaceae Source

Solanum burkartii at GRIN Taxonomy

Solanum burkartii at CIP

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