Solanum chilliasense

Description

blankSolanum chilliasense is a wild potato with a small distribution in southern Ecuador, where it grows at elevations around 10,800 feet (3200 m).  Plants grow two to three feet tall. Tubers white and moniliform, with multiple tubers along a single stolon. Blue flowers and round berries.  The specific epithet, chilliasense, presumably refers to Chilla Canton, Ecuador.

Resistances

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Glykoalkaloid content

No information.

Images

Aerial plant of the wild potato species Solanum chilliasense
Solanum chilliasense plants
Aerial plant of the wild potato species Solanum chilliasense
Solanum chilliasense plant
Aerial plant of the wild potato species Solanum chilliasense
Solanum chilliasense plant
Aerial plant of the wild potato species Solanum chilliasense
Solanum chilliasense plant
Flower of the wild potato species Solanum chilliasense
Solanum chilliasense flower
     

Cultivation

Accessions Evaluated

The following accessions were examined to prepare this profile.  I have evaluated 1/1 accessions currently available from the US Potato Genebank.

PI 567821

Collected in El Oro, Ecuador in 1991.  This is an in vitro accession and the only accession offered by the US Potato Genebank.  Happily, it is an in vitro accession distributed with multiple genotypes, so there is a possibility of producing seed.

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set
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Crosses with other species

 

Female Male Berry Set
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References

Solanum chilliasense at Solanaceae Source

Solanum chilliasense at GRIN Taxonomy

Solanum chilliasense at CIP

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