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Solanum gandarillasii

Common Name(s)Alcco papa 
Solanum gandarillasii plant
Solanum gandarillasii plant
Codegnd
Synonyms 
Clade4
SeriesTuberosa
PloidyDiploid (2x)
EBN2
Tuberization Photoperiod
Short day
Self-compatibleNo
Genome
AA
Cytoplasm Type 
Citation
Cardenas: Bol. Soc. Peruana Bot. 5: 16. 1956.

Description

Solanum gandarillasii distribution map
Solanum gandarillasii distribution map

Solanum gandarillasii (gandarillasii, in honor of Bolivian agronomist Humberto Gandarillas) is a Bolivian species, growing in dry environments.  Plants about six inches tall, occasionally up to a foot.  Stolons about a foot long.  Tubers very small, about half an inch. White flowers.  Berries small and round.

Resistances

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

ConditionTypeLevel of ResistanceSource
DroughtAbioticResistantKiru
Potato Virus MVirusResistantKiru

Glykoalkaloid content

Images

Solanum gandarillasii plant
Solanum gandarillasii plant
Solanum gandarillasii flower
Solanum gandarillasii flower
Solanum gandarillasii plant
Solanum gandarillasii plant
Solanum gandarillasii flower
Solanum gandarillasii flower
Flower of the wild potato species Solanum gandarillasii
Solanum gandarillasii flower
Berry of the wild potato species Solanum gandarillasii
Solanum gandarillasii berry
  
    

Cultivation

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

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetGermPloidySource
S. gandarillasiiS. tuberosumNoneNone  Jackson (1999)
S. tuberosumS. gandarillasiiLowNone  Jackson (1999)

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 2-10% 2n pollen for varieties of this species.

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetGermPloidySource
       

References

Solanum gandarillasii at Solanaceae Source

Solanum gandarillasii at GRIN Taxonomy

Solanum gandarillasii at CIP

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