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Solanum venturii

Common Name(s) 
Code 
Synonyms 
Clade4
SeriesTuberosa
PloidyDiploid (2x)
EBN2
Self-compatible 
Genome
AAAA
Cytoplasm Type 

Description

Solanum venturii distribution Map note

Solanum venturii (venturii in honor of Argentinian botanist Santiago Venturi) is a wild potato species native to northern Argentina.  This species can survive frosts down to 26 degrees F (-3.5 C) (Li 1977).  Vega (1995) found that this species is less frost tolerant than domesticated potato.

ConditionLevel of ResistanceSource
   

Glykoalkaloid content

Van Gelder (1988) found TGA levels ranging from 138 to 250 mg  / 100 g for this species.  These levels are far in excess of the safety limit of 20 mg / 100 g, so this species appears to have little potential as an edible.

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Cultivation

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetPloidyGermSource
S. tuberosumS. venturiiLowNone  Jackson (1999)
S. venturiiS. tuberosumMinimalMinimal  Jackson (1999)
       

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 4-19% 2n pollen for this species.

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetPloidyGermSource
       

References

Solanum venturii at Solanaceae Source

Solanum venturii at GRIN Taxonomy