|Common Name(s)||Papa cimarrona (Correll 1962)|
|Cytoplasm Type||W (Hosaka 2014)|
Solanum oxycarpum (oxycarpum meaning “sharp fruit,” presumably referring to the pointed berries) is a central Mexican species, primarily found in cloud forest habitats. Plants reach six feet tall. Flowers blue to purple. Berries long and conical. Tubers small and whitish. Correll (1962) reports that this species does not always form tubers.
|Condition||Type||Level of Resistance||Source|
|Colorado Potato Beetle||Invertebrate||Somewhat resistant||Machida-Hirano 2015|
|Late Blight||Fungus||Somewhat resistant||Machida-Hirano 2015|
Towill (1983) found that seeds of this species stored at 1 to 3 degrees C germinated at 24 to 100% after 27 years.
Crosses with S. tuberosum
Crosses with other species
Watanabe (1991) found that 9.2% of varieties of this species produced 2n pollen, which would be effectively octaploid and 4EBN.