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Solanum hypacrarthrum

Common Name(s)  
Solanum hypacrarthrum plant
Solanum hypacrarthrum plant
Code hcr
Synonyms S. guzmanguense
Clade 3
Series Piurana
Ploidy Diploid (2x)
EBN 1
Tuberization Photoperiod
Short day
Self-compatible No
Genome
PP
Cytoplasm Type  
Citation
Bitter: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11: 367. 1912.

Description

Solanum hypacrarthrum distribution map
Solanum hypacrarthrum distribution map

Solanum hypacrarthrum (hypacrarthrum refers to the position of the articulation at the end of the pedicel) is a Peruvian species.  Plants reach a little more than a foot tall.  White tubers.  Native habitat is hills and brushy forests from 5,900 to 11,200 feet (1800 to 3400 m) (Correll 1962).

All available monographs describe this species as having white corollas, but the single plant that I grew from PI 473477 had a purple flower.  I’m not sure that this accession was correctly identified.

Resistances

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

Condition Type Level of Resistance Source
Late Blight Fungus Not resistant Gonzales 2002

Glykoalkaloid content

No information.

Images

Solanum hypacrarthrum plant
Solanum hypacrarthrum plant
Solanum hypacrarthrum plant
Solanum hypacrarthrum plant
Solanum hypacrarthrum flower buds
Solanum hypacrarthrum flower buds
Solanum hypacrarthrum inflorescence
Solanum hypacrarthrum inflorescence
Solanum hypacrarthrum flower
Solanum hypacrarthrum flower
     
       

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
Seed Set Ploidy Germ Source
             

Crosses with other species

Female Male Berry Set
Seed Set Ploidy Germ Source
             

References

Solanum hypacrarthrum at Solanaceae Source

Solanum hypacrarthrum at GRIN Taxonomy

Solanum hypacrarthrum at CIP

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