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Solanum mochiquense

Common Name(s)  
Tubers of the wild potato species Solanum mochiquense
Solanum mochiquense tubers
Code mcq
Synonyms S. chancayense, S. incahuasinum
Clade 3
Series Tuberosa
Ploidy Diploid (2x)
EBN 1
Self-compatible No
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).

Condition Type Level of Resistance Source
Alfalfa Mosaic Virus Virus Resistant Horvath 1989 (as S. mochicense)
Golden nematode (G. rostochiensis) Invertebrate Resistant Castelli 2003
Late Blight Fungus Somewhat resistant Gonzales 2002
Late Blight Fungus Resistant Bachmann-Pfabe 2019
Potato Cyst Nematode (G. pallida) Invertebrate Resistant Castelli 2003
Potato Cyst Nematode (G. pallida) Invertebrate Not resistant Bachmann-Pfabe 2019
Potato Virus X Virus Resistant Horvath 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
Tubers of the wild potato species Solanum mochiquense
Solanum mochiquense tubers
 
       

Cultivation

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

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set
Seed Set Ploidy Germ Source
S. tuberosum S. mochiquense None None     Jackson (1999)
S. mochiquense S. tuberosum None None     Jackson (1999)
             

Crosses with other species

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

Female Male Berry Set
Seed Set Ploidy Germ Source
             

References

Solanum mochiquense at Solanaceae Source

Solanum mochiquense at GRIN Taxonomy

 

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