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Common Name(s) 
Solanum garcia-barrigae plant
Solanum garcia-barrigae plant
Codegab
SynonymsS. donachui
Clade3+4
SeriesConicibaccata
PloidyTetraploid (4x)
EBN?
Self-compatible 
Genome
AAPP
Cytoplasm Type 
Citation
Ochoa: Biota 11(90): 221. 1978.

Description

Solanum garcia-barrigae distribution map
Solanum garcia-barrigae distribution map

Solanum garcia-barrigae (garcia-barrigae, in honor of Colombian botanist Hernando Garcia-Barriga) is a species from northern Colombia.

This species has particularly unusual flowers for a wild potato.  All flowers on an inflorescence open at about the same time and the flowers are small and sort of shabby.  Some plants have flowers with petals that are so thin that they are hard to recognize as flowers.  It doesn’t appear to attract the same kind of pollinator interest as most other wild potato species.

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Glykoalkaloid content

Images

Solanum garcia-barrigae plant
Solanum garcia-barrigae plant
Solanum garcia-barrigae plant
Solanum garcia-barrigae plant
Solanum garcia-barrigae flowers
Solanum garcia-barrigae flowers
Solanum garcia-barrigae flowers
Solanum garcia-barrigae flowers
Solanum garcia-barrigae flower
Solanum garcia-barrigae flower
Solanum garcia-barrigae flowers
Solanum garcia-barrigae flowers
  
    

Cultivation

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

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

 

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Crosses with other species

 

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References

Solanum garcia-barrigae at Solanaceae Source

Solanum garcia-barrigae at GRIN Taxonomy