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Solanum malmeanum

Common Name(s)   A black and white photo of a tray of Solanum brevicaule tubers. They are about 1 to 2 inches long, oval, and similar in form to baking potatoes.
Code mlm
Synonyms S. commersoni subsp. malmeanum, S. millanii
Clade Unknown
Series Commersoniana
Ploidy Diploid (2x), Triploid (3x)
EBN 1
Self-compatible  
Genome
Unknown
Cytoplasm Type  
Citation
Bitter: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 447. 1913.

Description

Solanum malmeanum distribution Map note

Solanum malmeanum (malmeanum, presumably in honor of Swedish botanist Oskar Andersson Gustaf Malme) is a Brazilian wild potato.  Very little has been written about this species, due in part to the fact that it was long classified as a subspecies of S. commersonii.  It is very similar to commersonii and the most easily observable difference is that it has white flowers instead of blue/purple.

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Cultivation

I have found this species difficult to germinate.  It might require conditions different than the standard for S. tuberosum.

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

 

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Crosses with other species

 

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References

Solanum malmeanum at Solanaceae Source

Solanum malmeanum at GRIN Taxonomy