Solanum tuberosum L., Sp. Pl. 1: 185 185 1753. (Syn: Solanum andigenum Juz. & Bukasov; Solanum andigenum subsp. aya-papa Bukasov & Lechn.; Solanum andigenum subsp. bolivianum Lechn.; Solanum andigenum subsp. ecuatorianum Lechn.; Solanum kesselbrenneri Juz. & Bukasov; Solanum subandigena Hawkes;                           Solanum aquinas Buk.; Solanum chiloense Berthault; Solanum chilotanum Hawkes; Solanum cultum Berthault; Solanum diemii Brücher; Solanum fonckii Phil.; Solanum leptostigma Juz. & Buk.; Solanum molinae Juz.; Solanum oceanicum Brücher; Solanum ochoanum Lechn.; Solanum sanmartiniense Brucher; Solanum tascalense Brucher; Solanum tuberosum var. guaytecarum Hawkes; Solanum zykinii Lechn.);
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Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bolivia, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela; Introduced into: Assam, Bangladesh, Belgium, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, France, Great Britain, Haiti, Hawaii, Illinois, India, Ireland, Laos, Minnesota, New York, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zaïre as per POWO;
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potato • Assamese: আলু aalu • Bengali: আলু aalu • Gujarati: બટાકો batato • Hindi: आलू aalu • Kannada: ಆಲುಗಡ್ಡೆ aalugadde, ಬಟಾಟೆ bataate • Kashmiri: आलू aalu • Konkani: बटटो batato • Malayalam: ഉരുളക്കിഴങ്ങ് urulakkizhang • Manipuri: alu • Marathi: आलु aalu, बटाटा batata • Mizo: alu • Nepalese: आलु aalu • Punjabi: ਆਲੂ aalu • Tamil: உருளைக்கிழங்கு urulai-k-kilanku • Telugu: ఆలుగడ్డ alugadda • Urdu: آلو aalu;
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so-LAN-num — solace, quietude; referring to the narcotic properties of some species
too-ber-OH-sum or tew-ber-OH-sum — tuberous
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Native to: w South America; widely cultivated world over
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some statistical facts:
… the world’s fourth-largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize.
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Fruit & Vegetable Weak- Solanum tuberosum L:
This is the most common vegetable …Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.  Solanaceae) in flower from Assam.

– Nice one of the most important crops of the world
2008 was declared the International Year of the Potato by the UNO.


-NATURALIZED, CULTIVATED :: Solanaceae (solanum, nightshade, or potato family) » Solanum tuberosum
so-LAN-num — solace, quietude; referring to the narcotic properties of some species
too-ber-OH-sum or tew-ber-OH-sum — tuberous

Native to: w South America; widely cultivated world over
some statistical facts:… the world’s fourth-largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize.
… China is now the world’s largest potato-producing country, and nearly a third of the world’s potatoes are harvested in China and India
… there are about five thousand potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia. They belong to eight or nine species, depending on the taxonomic school. Apart from the five thousand cultivated varieties, there are about 200 wild species and subspecies, many of which can be cross-bred with cultivated varieties
Quoted from Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato>


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Fruits & Vegetables Week : Solanum tuberosum (fruits)_ NinadRaut:
Sharing some pics of Solanum tuberosum L. – with fruits [though this particular plant is already discussed]

One can find earlier discussion at
https://groups.google.com/indiantreepix/thread/a2…
Details of these photos
Location: Hanuman Chatti / Badiya, Uttarkashi Dist, Uttarakhand
Date       Jun 30, 2010



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Solanaceae Week: Solanum tuberosum:
Pl. find the attached file contain photo of Solanum tuberosum from NBNP garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore Dist.



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VoF Week: Solanum tubrosum from Govindghat Ghangriya Trek:
Solanum tubrosum from Govindghat Ghangriya Trek


Nice pics, we rarely get to see it flowering here in plains…infact this is not allowed to mature…..


never seen such bright pink flowers in Solanum



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VOF Week: Solanum tuberosum blooming…:
This one of most important plants for human being shouldn’t have been ignored if flowering…that’s why I thought of sharing the pics…moreover the areas where this is commercially produced in maximum amounts it is rarely seen flowering….hope you like this…



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VOF Week: Potato flowers—– Mana Village:
Potato (Solanum tuberosum ) at Mana Village.
Habitat: Cultivated


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VOF Week: Potato flowers?? — along Govindghat-Ghangaria trail:
Could this also be Potato flowers (Solanum tuberosum)??
Location: along Govindghat-Ghangaria trail
Habitat: Cultivated.


Yes …


Never knew about such colours. Interesting.



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Jan2015sk09 – Solanum tuberosum L. : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).


Good photos …, New collection to me. Thanks


nice solanum tuberosum


above ground green stuff though essential for the tubers , not really good for animals and humans…never eat them
all above ground green stuff is poisonous: solanine you see
if you don’t believe me google the word solanine


Thank you very much Sir, today I have taken a picture of open flower, from the same cultivated field.
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Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum tuberosum from Ukhimath in Uttarakhand-GSFEB23/25 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Solanum tuberosum, the potato plant photographed from Ukhimath in Uttarakhand


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Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum tuberosum from Coimbatore FEB2015 BRS07 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Sharing the images of Solanum tuberosum from Coimbatore.



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Solanaceae Fortnight :: Solanum tuberosum :: Rajgurunagar :: DVFEB26/34 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
Solanum tuberosum L.
at Rajgurunagar on December 26, 2009



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Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum tuberosum L. Feb2015sk15/33 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Common cultivated species potato plant.


Thank you Sir, attaching a new set, photographed an hour ago. Attachments (7)


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Solanaceae Fortnight:Solanum tuberosum at Mana Village, near Badrinath : PKA-FEB26/26: : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Potato (Solanum tuberosum) at Mana Village.
Habitat: Cultivated



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Solanaceae Fortnight:Pangot:: Solanum tuberosum::SMPFEB 4/4 : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Plantation of Solanum tuberosum in Pangot.


pictures?



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This is one of the most useful plants for us. Flowers very late in the season, and usually not allowed, still at places flowers do appear, and they are beautiful too..
Sharing these pics from Shimla, more to show the fruits..
Solanum tuberosum


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Solanaceae Fortnight:: Solanum tuberosum from Pelling-NS Feb 51/51 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)This is again the potato in flowers, the flowers here are deeply coloured and look attractive, not less than any ornamental.. shot from Pelling in Sikkim..
Solanum tuberosum

Being a significant plant, this is cultivated everywhere..
present shots are from trek to Ghanghariya from Gobind Ghat, Uttarakhand..
Solanum tuberosum ..

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Solanaceae Fortnight : Solanum tuberosum: Tezpur : 22FEB15 : MN-2: 1 post by 1 author.
Solanum tuberosum  (Potato)
potato farm in Shillong, Tezpur


Potato flowers (Solanum tuberosum)??
Location: along Govindghat-Ghangaria trail enroute VoF.
Habitat: Cultivated.


Yes, this is Solanum tuberosum



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Solanaceae Fortnight : Solanum tuberosum : Red Potato : California : 24FEB15 : AK-17 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Seen at the Farmer’s Market in Fremont.
Would like to know the Cultivar name.


Market/ commercial variety known as LR-Lady rossette, please correct me if i m wrong


Thanks for the suggested id.
Some other names I came across while searching were Red Pontiac, Dakota Chief and Norland Red……all Cultivars of the Red Potato.



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This one i came across at Pawna nagar in a farm.
Could this be Solanum tuberosum??


Nice photograph



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Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanum tuberosum ?? at Ladakh: PKA-FEB50/50 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

This was seen cultivated in a home garden at Ladakh.
Could this be Solanum tuberosum ??


Yes, likely to be Potato..



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Solanum tuberosum L. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Nagdaha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date : 14 April 2013
Altitude : 4500 ft.


 

 

 


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