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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Tropaeolum azureum Bertero ex Colla

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Tropaeolum >
  3. Family: Tropaeoleaceae

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.



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


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


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


    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.


    • 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