Return to Wild Potato IndexPurchase seeds or tubers of Solanum vernei

Solanum vernei

Common Name(s) 
Solanum vernei plant
Solanum vernei plant
Codevrn
SynonymsS. ballsii
Clade4
SeriesTuberosa
PloidyDiploid (2x)
EBN2
Self-compatible 
Genome
AA
Cytoplasm TypeW (Hosaka 2009)

Description

Solanum vernei distribution map
Solanum vernei distribution map

(vernei in honor of French botanist Claude Verne) This species can survive frosts down to 23 degrees F (-5 C) (Li 1977).  Vega (1995) found that this species is more frost tolerant than domesticated potato.

ConditionLevel of ResistanceSource
   

Glykoalkaloid content

Van Gelder (1988) found high levels of both solanine/chaconine and solasodine glycoalkaloids in this species.  TGA levels ranged from 622 to 677 mg / 100 g.

Images

Solanum vernei plant
Solanum vernei plant
Solanum vernei plant
Solanum vernei plant
Solanum vernei flower
Solanum vernei flower
Solanum vernei flower
Solanum vernei flower
Solanum vernei flower
Solanum vernei flower
Flower of the wild potato species Solanum vernei
Solanum vernei flower
Berries of the wild potato species Solanum vernei
Solanum vernei berries
 
    

Cultivation

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetPloidyGermSource
S. tuberosumS. verneiModerateLow  Jackson (1999)
S. verneiS. tuberosumNoneNone  Jackson (1999)
       

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 2-20% 2n pollen for varieties of this species.

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetPloidyGermSource
       

References

Solanum vernei at Solanaceae Source

Solanum vernei at GRIN Taxonomy