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Solanum flahaultii

Common Name(s)Papa antigua (Correll 1962)
Solanum flahaultii plant
Solanum flahaultii plant
Codeflh
SynonymsS. neovalnzuelae
Clade3+4
SeriesConicibaccata
PloidyTetraploid (4x)
EBNUnknown (probably 4EBN)
Tuberization Photoperiod
Short day
Self-compatible 
Genome
AAPP
Cytoplasm TypeM (Hosaka 2014)
Citation
Bitter: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 57. 1913.

Description

Solanum flahaultii distribution map
Solanum flahaultii distribution map

Solanum falhaultii (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.  Found in rich soils at elevations of  8,850 to 12,000 feet (2700 to 3650 m).

Resistances

ConditionTypeLevel of ResistanceSource
Late BlightFungusNot resistantDe Galarreta 1998
Late BlightFungusSome resistancePerez 2007
Potato Cyst NematodeInvertebrateNot resistantDe Galarreta 1998
Potato Leafroll VirusVirusResistantDe Galarreta 1998
Potato Virus MVirusNot resistantDe Galarreta 1998
Potato Virus SVirusNot resistantDe Galarreta 1998
Potato Virus YVirusNot resistantDe Galarreta 1998

Glykoalkaloid content

No information.

Images

Solanum flahaultii plant
Solanum flahaultii plant
Solanum flahaultii plant
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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

FemaleMaleBerry Set
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Crosses with other species

FemaleMaleBerry Set
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References

Solanum flahaultii at Solanaceae Source

Solanum flahaultii at GRIN Taxonomy

Solanum flahaultii at CIP

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