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Tropaeolum azureum Bertero ex Colla

Place of Publication

Nuovo Giorn. Lett, Sci. 24: 147 (1832)

Type citation

Chile: prope la Cuesta Calata vera (Calavera) et Quillota in fruticetis secus flumen, Bertero 1369. (lectotype (selected by Sparre & Andersson, 1991) FI; isolectotypes: BM, CONC, G, GH, LE, NY, P, W.



  • Colla (1832)

    Bertero, C. G. 1832. ​Plantae rariores in regionibus chilensibus as Cl. M. D. Bertero nuper detectae, et a Colla ub lucm editae.Nuovo Giornale de' Letterati. Scienze. Pisa. 24: 143-148

  • Sparre & Andersson (1991)

    Sparre, B. and Andersson, L. 1991. A taxonomic revision of the Tropaeolaceae, Opera Botanica 108:1-139

  • Rix (2010)

    Rix, 2010 2010a. Tropaeolum azureum. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 27(3): 235241

  • Watson & Flores (2010c)

    Watson, J.M. and Flores, A.R. 2010c. A synopsis of perennial tuberous Tropaeolum L. Section Chilensia Sparre (Tropaeoleaceae), including validation of three subsections and a new, reclassified natural hybrid. Herbertia 64: 150-281


  • Watson & Flores (2010c): Figs 44-50
  • : Pl. 677
  • Rix (2010):


Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana

Distribution and habitat

Distributed from northern to central Chile. Its has an almost continuous range over 600 km, between Domeyko in Atacama Region and Santiago. A historic record from Antofagasta Region has since not been confirmed (Watson & Flores, 2010C). Within its range it is widespread and common and occurs at elevations from near the coast to 1200 m.


  • Sparre & Andersson (1991)
  • Rix (2010)


Slender twining perennial climber to 3 m. Flowering from August to October.