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Solanum flahaultii

Description

Solanum flahaultii distribution map
Solanum flahaultii distribution map

Solanum flahaultii (flahaultii, in honor of French botanist Charles Flahault) is a Colombian species, possibly reaching slightly into Venezuela.  Plants reach about 18 inches tall.  Flowers purple or violet.  Conical berries. Tubers small and whitish.   Found in rich soils at elevations of  8,850 to 12,000 feet (2700 to 3650 m).

Resistances

Condition Type Level of Resistance Source
Globodera rostochiensis (Potato Cyst/Golden Nematode) Invertebrate Not resistant De Galarreta 1998
Phytophthora infestans (Late Blight) Fungus Not resistant De Galarreta 1998
Phytophthora infestans (Late Blight) Fungus Some resistance Gonzales 2002, Perez 2007
Potato Leafroll Virus (PLRV) Virus Resistant De Galarreta 1998
Potato Virus M (PVM) Virus Not resistant De Galarreta 1998
Potato Virus S (PVS) Virus Not resistant De Galarreta 1998
Potato Virus Y (PVY) Virus Not resistant De Galarreta 1998

Glykoalkaloid content

No information.

Images

Solanum flahaultii plant
Solanum flahaultii plant
Solanum flahaultii plant
Solanum flahaultii plant
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum flahaultii
Solanum flahaultii berries
 
       
       

Cultivation

I have found seeds of this species slow and difficult to germinate using the standard conditions for S. tuberosum.

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 flahaultii at Solanaceae Source

Solanum flahaultii at GRIN Taxonomy

Solanum flahaultii at CIP