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Solanum schenckii

Description

Solanum schenckii (schenckii in honor of Heinrich Schenck, who first collected the species) is a woodland species from central Mexico.  Plants roughly 12 to 18 inches tall.  Flowers violet to purple.  Berries long and ovoid, green with white or lighter green spots.

Resistances

Vega (1995) found that this species is more frost tolerant than domesticated potato.

Condition Type Level of Resistance Source
Alternaria solani (Early Blight) Fungus Somewhat resistant Jansky 2008
Globodera pallida (Pale Cyst Nematode) Invertebrate Somewhat resistant Castelli 2003
Globodera rostochiensis (Potato Cyst/Golden Nematode) Invertebrate Somewhat resistant Castelli 2003
Pectobacterium carotovorum (Blackleg/Soft Rot) Bacteria Somewhat resistant Chung 2011
Potato Virus Y (PVY) Virus Not resistant Cai 2011

Glykoalkaloid content

Images

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Solanum schenckii plant
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Solanum schenckii flower buds
Solanum schenckii flower back
Solanum schenckii flower back
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Solanum schenckii flower
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Solanum schenckii plant
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Solanum schenckii flower
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum schenckii
Solanum schenckii berries
Tubers of the wild potato species Solanum schenckii
Solanum schenckii tubers
 
 

Breeding

Jackson (1999) found 4-5% 2n pollen in varieties of this species.

Crosses with S. tuberosum

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

Crosses with other species

Female Male Berry Set
Seed Set Germ Ploidy Source
             

References

Solanum schenckii at Solanaceae Source

Solanum schenckii at GRIN Taxonomy