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Solanum colombianum

Common Name(s)    
Code col
Synonyms S. cacetanum, S. calacalinum, S. cuatrecasasii, S. filamentum, S. jaenense, S. moscopanum, S. nemorosum, S. orocense, S. otites, S. pamplonense, S. paramoense, S. subpanduratum, S. sucubunense, S. tundalomense
Clade 3+4
Series Conicibaccata
Ploidy Diploid (2x), tetraploid (4x), hexaploid (6x)
EBN 2
Self-compatible  
Cytoplasm Type M (Hosaka 2014)

Description

Solanum colombianum distribution Map note

Solanum colombianum (colombianum should be self explanatory) is a woodland species ranging from southern Ecuador through Colombia and into Venezuela.  Plants about a foot tall.  Stolons to about 16 inches.  Tubers white, ovoid, to about an inch.  Flowers white.  Berries conical.

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

Condition Level of Resistance Source
Late Blight Somewhat resistant Machida-Hirano 2015
Frost Somewhat resistant Machida-Hirano 2015 (as S. moscopanum)
     

Glykoalkaloid content

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Cultivation

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

 

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
S. tuberosum 6x S. colombianum (as S. moscopanum) None None     Jackson (1999)
S. tuberosum 4x S. colombianum (as S. tundalomense) Minimal None     Jackson (1999)
4x S. colombianum S. tuberosum None None     Jackson (1999)
6x S. colombianum (as S. moscopanum) S. tuberosum Moderate Moderate     Jackson (1999)
4x S. colombianum (as S. tundalomense)  S. tuberosum Low Moderate     Jackson (1999)
             

Crosses with other species

Watanabe (1991) found that 4.2% of varieties of this species produced 2n pollen.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
S. colombianum (as S. jaenense) S. chomatophilum Yes No     Ochoa 2004
S. chomatophilum S. colombianum (as S. jaenense) Yes Very low     Ochoa 2004
             

 

 

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