Taxon: Solanum cardiophyllum Lindl.

Genus: Solanum
  Subgenus: Potatoe
    Section: Petota
Family: Solanaceae
  Subfamily: Solanoideae
      Tribe: Solaneae
Nomen number: 311306
Place of publication: J. Hort. Soc. London 3:70. 1848
Name Verified on: 30-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Potato Germplasm Introduction Station (NR6)
Accessions: 43 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide L Edible Pl; Potato WR)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of potato (fide Potato WR; Handb Potato 26. 2006, diploid & 1EBN and triploid populations)
  • Weed: (fide Invaders Database)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Durango, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Zacatecas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, - Guanajuato, - Guerrero, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Tlaxcala, - Federal District


  • Correll, D. S. The potato and its wild relatives. Contr. Texas Res. Found., Bot. Stud. 4:1-606. 1962 (Potato WR)
  • Hawkes, J. G. The potato: evolution, biodiversity, and genetic resources. 1990 (Potato EGR) 79.
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • PBI Solanum Project Solanaceae source: a global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family (on-line resource). (Solanaceae Source)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rodríguez, A. & D. M. Spooner 2002. Subspecies boundaries of the wild potatoes Solanum bulbocastanum and S. cardiophyllum based on morphological and nuclear rflp data Acta Bot. Mex. 61:9-25.
  • Rodriguez, A. & D. M. Spooner 1997. Chloroplast DNA analysis of Solanum bulbocastanum and S. cardiophyllum, and evidence for the distinctiveness of S. cardiophyllum subsp. ehrenbergii (sect. Petota) Syst. Bot. 22:31-43.
  • Spooner, D. M. & A. Salas 2006. Chapter 1. Structure, biosystematics, and genetic resources (Handb Potato) 1-39.
  • Spooner, D. M. & R. J. Hijmans 2001. Potato systematics and germplasm collecting, 1989-2000 Amer. J. Potato Res. 78:252.
  • Spooner, D. M. et al. 2004. Wild potatoes (Solanum section Petota; Solanaceae) of North and Central America Syst. Bot. Monogr. 68:75.
  • Spooner, D. M. et al. 2000. Potato germplasm collecting expedition to Mexico in 1997: taxonomy and new germplasm resources Amer. J. Potato Res. 77:262.
  • USDA/ARS INVADERS database system. The University of Montana (on-line resource). (Invaders Database)

Check other web resources for Solanum cardiophyllum Lindl. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Solanaceae Source: A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.