American Potato Journal

, Volume 62, Issue 11, pp 629-641

Updated listing of potato species names, abbreviations and taxonomic status

  • Z. HuamánAffiliated withInternational Potato Center (CIP)
  • , R. W. RossAffiliated withDepartment of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, Peninsular Experiment Station

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Tuber-bearingSolanum species described since 1753 are listed alphabetically. A three-letter abbreviation for numerous species not included in Simmonds (1963) are proposed. Some pertinent taxonomic notes are provided for all species names. The systems of classification proposed by S.M. Bukasov, D.S. Correll, J.G. Hawkes, and C.M. Ochoa have been used to determine the current taxonomic status of each species.

Key Words

Solanum sp. potato taxonomy wild and cultivated potatoes


Las especies tuberiferas deSolanum descritas desde 1753 son listadas en orden alfabético. Para numerosos nombres especificos no incluidos en Simmonds (1963) se proponen sus abreviaciones en tres letras. También se proporcionan otras notas taxonómicas pertinentes para todas las especies. Los sistemas de clasificación propuestos por S.M. Bukasov, D.S. Correll, J.G. Hawkes, y C.M. Ochoa han sido utilizados para determinar el estado taxonómico actual de cada especie.