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Solanum schenckii

Common Name(s) 
Solanum schenckii plant
Solanum schenckii plant
Codesnk
Synonyms 
CladeMixed
SeriesDemissa
PloidyHexaploid (6x)
EBN4
Self-compatibleUnknown (probably yes)
Genome
AABBPP
Cytoplasm TypeD, W (Hosaka 2014)

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.

ConditionTypeLevel of ResistanceSource
Potato Virus Y Somewhat resistantChung 2011

Glykoalkaloid content

Images

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

Breeding

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

Crosses with S. tuberosum

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetGermPloidySource
S. tuberosumS. schenckiiNoneNone  Jackson (1999)
S. schenckiiS. tuberosumLowLow  Jackson (1999)
       

Crosses with other species

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetGermPloidySource
       

References

Solanum schenckii at Solanaceae Source

Solanum schenckii at GRIN Taxonomy

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