Place of Publication
Allg. Gartenzeitung 18: 161 (1850)
Chile. Antofagasta or Tarapacá Regions, Cobija, Iquique or Arica, Cuming 914 (neotype: BM, isoneotypes: CGE, E, K).
Klotzsch, J.F. 1850. Tropaeolum beuthii n. sp., Allgemeine Gartenzeitung 18:161-162
Wilford, R. 2010b. Tropaeolum buthii. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 27(3) 256–261
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. 66-68
- Wilford (2010b): Pl. 680
Distribution and habitat
Restricted to two disjunct coastal localities of Tocopilla and Paposo (a seperation of 300 km), from close to sea level to ca 200 m. It grows within the fog oasis on steep-sided valleys of coastal mountains, often growing on screes, rock outcrops, soil banks or supported by shrubs and cacti.
- Sparre & Andersson (1991)
- Wilford (2010b)
Tuberous climbing herb with slender stems to 2 m. Flowering from August to September.
Readily distinguished from T. hookerianum s.s. (with which it could be confused) by having larger, bright yellow flowers combined with a prominent, slender spur of 8-10 mm.