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 buesii

Common Name(s): Atoc papa, Machu papa, Papa del monte

Synonyms: None

Series: Conicibaccata

EBN: 2

Ploidy: Diploid

Segregation: Disomic

Self-compatible: No

Cytoplasm Type: Unknown

Description

Tall plants, reaching 2-3 feet and occasionally much taller.  Leaves are narrow.  Flowers blue.  Fruits long and narrow.

S. buesii is found in the Ceja de Montana of Peru, a medium elevation zone characterized by relatively warm and humid temperatures.

Condition Level of Resistance Source
     

Glykoalkaloid content

Cultivation

Breeding

Crosses with S. tuberosum

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
S. buesii 2x S. tuberosum  High High     Ochoa (2004)

Crosses with other species

Female Male Berry Set Seed Set Germination Ploidy Source
S. buesii S. laxissimum  High High     Ochoa (2004)
S. buesii S. candolleanum (as S. bukasovii)  High Low     Ochoa (2004)

 

 

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