2n = 2x = 24 voucher: Ochoa 13231 (CIP) (Hijmans, et al. 2007)
Central Peru (Dept. Ancash), in xerophytic habitats, on poor rocky soils, among cactus and bromeliads, 1720-2800 m in elevation.
Solanum anamatophilum is a member of Solanum sect. Petota Dumort., the tuber-bearing cultivated and wild potatoes. On a higher taxonomic level, it is a member of the informally-named Potato Clade, a group of perhaps 200-300 species that also includes the tomato and its wild relatives (Bohs, 2005).
Solanum anamatophilum is morphologically similar to S. infundibuliforme in the shape of leaves and leaflets but the two species differ in the plant habit. Solanum infundibuliforme is a rosette plant and S. anamatophilum an erect plant. In addition, S. infundibuliforme is distributed much further to the south in Bolivia and Argentina.
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