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Solanum x michoacanum

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.
Code mch
Synonyms Solanum jamesii var. michoacanum
Clade 1
Series Pinnatisecta
Ploidy Diploid (2x)
EBN Unknown (probably 1EBN)
Unknown (BB?)
Cytoplasm Type  
Rydberg: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 51: 171. 1924.


Solanum x michoacanum distribution Map note

Solanum x michoacanum (michoacanum meaning that it’s origin in Michoacan, Mexico) is a natural hybrid species thought to be a cross of S. bulbocastanum and S. pinnatisectum. Plants reach about a foot tall.  White flowers.  Round berries.

Jarvis (2008) predicts that this species will become extinct in the wild by 2055 due to climate change.


Condition Level of Resistance Source

Glykoalkaloid content





Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source

Crosses with other species

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source


Solanum x michoacanum at Solanaceae Source

Solanum x michoacanum at GRIN Taxonomy


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