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Solanum x edinense

Common Name(s) A black and white photo of a tray of Solanum brevicaule tubers. They are about 1 to 2 inches long, oval, and similar in form to baking potatoes.
Codeedn
SynonymsS. salamanii
Clade4
SeriesDemissa
PloidyPentaploid (5x)
EBNUnknown (probably 4EBN)
Tuberization Photoperiod
Day neutral
Self-compatibleNo (probably due to male sterility)
Genome
AAAAA
Cytoplasm Type 
Citation
Berthault: Rech. bot. Solanum tub. 142, fig. 41, 42, tab. 8. 1911.

Description

Solanum x edinense distribution map
Solanum x edinense distribution map

Solanum x edinense (edinense meaning from Edinburgh and specifically the botanic garden there) is a natural hybrid species from central Mexico, generally found in areas of potato cultivation. Thought to be a cross of S. demissum and cultivated S. tuberosum. Plants range from three to six feet tall. Blue flowers. Round berries. Possibly sterile.

Resistances

ConditionTypeLevel of ResistanceSource
    

Glykoalkaloid content

No information, but intentional crosses between the putative parent species have generally segregated for glycoalkaloid content, with some palatable progeny.

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Cultivation

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetGermPloidySource
       

Crosses with other species

FemaleMaleBerry Set
Seed SetGermPloidySource
       

References

Solanum x edinense at Solanaceae Source

Solanum x edinense at GRIN Taxonomy

Solanum x edinense at CIP

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