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 x doddsii

Common Name(s):


Series: Tuberosa

EBN: 2

Ploidy: Diploid

Segregation: Disomic

Self-compatible: No

Cytoplasm Type:


Solanum x doddsii (doddsii, in honor of potato researcher Kenneth S. Dodds) is a hybrid species native to dry valleys in the Bolivian Andes.  Plants reach about two feet tall.  Tubers are round, reaching about an inch in diameter.  Flowers light purple.  Berries small and round.

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

Condition Level of Resistance Source

Glykoalkaloid content


I have found seeds of this species easy to germinate using the standard conditions for S. tuberosum.


Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
S. tuberosum S. x doddsii Low Minimal     Jackson (1999)
S. x doddsii S. tuberosum None None     Jackson (1999)

Crosses with other species

Jackson (1999) found 0-11% 2n pollen for varieties of this species.

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source



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