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 burkartii

Common Name(s): Papa de gentil, Papa del puro macho

Synonyms: S. irosinum

Series: Conicibaccata

EBN: Unknown (Probably 2)

Ploidy: Diploid

Segregation: Disomic

Self-compatible: Unknown (Probably not.)

Cytoplasm Type:


A northern Peruvian species.  Plants 2.5 to 3 feet tall and occasionally much taller.  Long, narrow leaves.  Dark purple flowers.  Conical fruits.  Very long stolons – 3 feet or more.  Tubers are 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).

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

Glykoalkaloid content



Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source

Crosses with other species

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



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