This page is a draft, part of our ongoing wild potato project. I’ll probably be adding information to the species pages through 2020 at least, but I’m making them public since they may be useful even incomplete.

Solanum tarnii

Common Name(s):

Synonyms: none

Series: Trifida

EBN: Unknown (probably 1EBN)

Ploidy: Diploid

Segregation: Disomic

Self-compatible: No

Cytoplasm Type: Unknown

Description

Native to Mexico, primarily Hidalgo.  Plants roughly 2 to 3 feet tall.  White flowers.  Very little has been written about this species.

Condition Level of Resistance Source
 Colorado Potato Beetle Resistant Pelletier (2007)
     

Glykoalkaloid content

Cultivation

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
 S. tuberosum S. tarnii None None     Jackson (1999)
 S. tarnii S. tuberosum None None     Jackson (1999)
             

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found that 7-13% of varieties of this species produced 2n pollen, which would be effectively tetraploid and 2EBN.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
             

 

 

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