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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Solanum etuberosum Lindl.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Solanum >
  3. Family: Solanaceae

Place of Publication

Edwards's Bot. Reg.: t.1712 (1835)

Type citation

Chile. Prov. Unknown: Grown in Scotland from seed sent from Chile to the Horticultural Society of Scotland (holotype: CGE [photos: F! G!]).



Spreading, herbaceous, rhizomatous perennial to 60 cm tall. Flowers from December to March


Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Maule, Biobío and Araucanía

Distribution and habitat

Andes mountains of central Chile where it grows from 2500-4340 above sea level. Frequent along streamsides always in full sun on mountain slopes and in openings in forested locations.


Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


  • Lindley (1835)

    Lindley, J. 1835. Solanum etuberosum. Edwards’s Botanical Register 20: pl. 1712