This page is a draft, part of our ongoing wild potato project. I’ll probably be adding information to the species pages through 2020 at least, but I’m making them public since they may be useful even incomplete.

Solanum longiconicum

Common Name(s):

Synonyms:

Series: Conicabaccata

EBN: Unknown (probably 2EBN)

Ploidy: Tetraploid

Segregation: Unknown

Self-compatible:

Cytoplasm Type: M (Hosaka 2014)

Description

Solanum longiconicum (longiconicum meaning “long cone,” presumably referring to the berries) is a cloud forest species, primarily concentrated in Costa Rica, extending into Panama.  Plants ranging from about 6 inches to 6 feet tall.  Flowers, white, blue, purple, or white with colored stripes.  Berries long and severely pointed.

Condition Level of Resistance Source
     

Glykoalkaloid content

Cultivation

I have found 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 Germination Ploidy Source
             

Crosses with other species

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
             

 

 

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