Solanum garcia-barrigae

Description

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

Solanum garcia-barrigae is a species from northern Colombia.  Tubers small and whitish.  The specific epithet, garcia-barrigae, honors Colombian botanist Hernando Garcia-Barriga.

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.

Condition Level of Resistance Source
     

Glykoalkaloid content

No information.

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
Seedling of the wild potato species Solanum garcia-barrigae
Solanum garcia-barrigae seedling
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum garcia-barrigae
Solanum garcia-barrigae berries
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum garcia-barrigae
Solanum garcia-barrigae berries
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum garcia-barrigae
Solanum garcia-barrigae berries
   

Cultivation

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

Accessions Evaluated

The following accessions were examined to prepare this profile.  I have evaluated 1/1 accessions currently available from the US potato genebank.

PI 498138

Moderate germination but very slow growing seedlings with cupped leaves.

Breeding

EBN has not been established for this species, but it will almost certainly be either 2EBN or 4EBN.  There are AP polyploids with both EBN levels.

Crosses with S. tuberosum

 

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Crosses with other species

 

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
             

References

Solanum garcia-barrigae at Solanaceae Source

Solanum garcia-barrigae at GRIN Taxonomy

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