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Solanum mochiquense

Common Name(s) 
Solanum mochiquense plant
Solanum mochiquense plant
Codemcq
SynonymsS. chancayense, S. incahuasinum
Clade3
SeriesTuberosa
PloidyDiploid (2x)
EBN1
Self-compatibleNo
Genome
PP
Cytoplasm Type 

Description

Solanum mochiquense distribution map
Solanum mochiquense distribution map

Solanum mochiquense (mochiquense meaning from Moche, Peru) is a lowland Peruvian species of relatively limited distribution. Plants reach about one and a half feet tall.  Tubers round, white, reaching about an inch in diameter.  White flowers.  Native habitat is sandy soil at an altitude of about 1300 feet (400 m) (Correll 1962).

This species can survive frosts down to 27 degrees F (-3 C) (Li 1977).

ConditionLevel of ResistanceSource
Alfalfa Mosaic VirusResistantHorvath 1989 (as S. mochicense)
Potato Virus XResistantHorvath 1989 (as S. mochicense)
   

Glykoalkaloid content

Images

Solanum mochiquense plant
Solanum mochiquense plant
Solanum mochiquense plant
Solanum mochiquense plant
Solanum mochiquense flower
Solanum mochiquense flower
Solanum mochiquense flower
Solanum mochiquense flower
Solanum mochiquense flower buds
Solanum mochiquense flower buds
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum mochiquense
Solanum mochiquense berries
  
    

Cultivation

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

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetPloidyGermSource
S. tuberosumS. mochiquenseNoneNone  Jackson (1999)
S. mochiquenseS. tuberosumNoneNone  Jackson (1999)
       

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 0-24% 2n pollen in varieties of this species.

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetPloidyGermSource
       

References

Solanum mochiquense at Solanaceae Source

Solanum mochiquense at GRIN Taxonomy

 

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