Solanum tuberosum L.

Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection.

Digitised Reference Slides

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Solanum tuberosum (rights holder: Forest & Kim Starr) © Forest & Kim Starr


The potato is a herbaceous plant that is native to the Andes of South America. The leaves are pinnately divided, very lightly hairy and are usually dark green. The flowers are various shades of white, pink or purple, have 5 petals and the stamens in a bright yellow cone in the middle of the flower. The fruit is shaped like a tomato, but is smaller, green and very bitter. The tubers we eat are the ...

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