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Solanum infundibuliforme

Common Name(s) 
Solanum infundibuliforme plant
Solanum infundibuliforme plant
Codeifd
SynonymsS. glanduliferum, S. xerophyllum
Clade4
SeriesCuneoalata
PloidyDiploid (2x)
EBN2
Tuberization Photoperiod
Short day
Self-compatibleNo
Genome
AA
Cytoplasm Type 
Citation
Philippi: Anales Mus. Nac., Santiago de Chile 1891: 65. 1891.

Description

Solanum infundibuliforme distribution map
Solanum infundibuliforme distribution map

Solanum infundibuliforme (infundibuliforme meaning “funnel shaped”) is a high altitude species, growing natively in dry regions with almost year-round frost exposure, similar to S. acaule.  Small plants, about 4 to 10 inches tall.  Fuzzy leaves and stems.  Stolons reach about two feet.  Tubers small, mostly round, mostly less than an inch in diameter, occasionally reaching about two inches in cultivation.  It is native to the three border region of southern Bolivia, northeast Chile, and northwest Argentina.

Resistances

This species can survive frosts down to 26 degrees F (-3.5 C) (Li 1977).  Vega (1995) found that this species is more frost tolerant than domesticated potato.

ConditionTypeLevel of ResistanceSource
AphidsInvertebrateSomewhat resistantMachida-Hirano 2015 
Colorado Potato BeetleInvertebrateSomewhat resistantMachida-Hirano 2015 
FrostAbioticSomewhat resistantMachida-Hirano 2015 
Potato Leaf Roll VirusVirusSomewhat resistantMachida-Hirano 2015 
WartFungusSomewhat resistantMachida-Hirano 2015 

Glykoalkaloid content

Little information is available about the glycoalkaloid composition of this species.  Petersen (1993) reported that the primary alkaloid is solanidine, which usually indicates that the glycoalkaloids are solanine and chaconine.

Images

Solanum infundibuliforme plant
Solanum infundibuliforme plant
Solanum infundibuliforme plant
Solanum infundibuliforme plant
Solanum infundibuliforme plant
Solanum infundibuliforme plant
Solanum infundibuliforme flower
Solanum infundibuliforme flower
Solanum infundibuliforme flowers
Solanum infundibuliforme flowers
Solanum infundibuliforme berry
Solanum infundibuliforme berry
Solanum infundibuliforme berry
Solanum infundibuliforme berry
 
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum infundibuliforme
Solanum infundibuliforme berries
    

Cultivation

The USDA potato genebank has observed that some accessions of this species are dependent upon GA3 for germination (Bamberg 1999).

Breeding

A mutation was discovered in S. infundibuliforme, called topiary.  It is a single recessive gene, tp (Leue 1982), located on chromosome 3 (Wagenvoort 1988), that affects growth habit and tuberization.  According to Den Nijs (1980), the mutation removes apical dominance so that the plant becomes short and bushy.  At the same time, it causes early and extended tuber growth and much shorter stolons.  This can have the effect of overcoming short day photoperiod.

Crosses with S. tuberosum

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetGermPloidySource
S. infundibuliformeS. tuberosumNoneNone  Jackson (1999)
S. tuberosumS. infundibuliformeNoneNone  Jackson (1999)

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 5-13% 2n pollen for varieties of this species.

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetGermPloidySource
S. bolivienseS. infundibuliformeHighHighHigh Ochoa (1990)
S. brevicauleS. infundibuliformeHighHighHigh Ochoa (1990)
S. infundibuliformeS. anamatophilumLowLowYes Ochoa (1990)
S. infundibuliformeS. berthaultii (as S. tarijense)YesYesYes Ochoa (1990)
S. infundibuliformeS. bolivienseHighHighHigh Ochoa (1990)
S. infundibuliformeS. brevicauleHighHighHigh Ochoa (1990)

References

Solanum infundibuliforme at Solanaceae Source

Solanum infundibuliforme at GRIN Taxonomy

Solanum infundibuliforme at CIP

 

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