Place of Publication
Bot. Beechey Voy. 1: 14 (1830)
Chile, Valparaíso Region, Valparaíso, Bridges, s.n. (lectotype: K, isotype: LE).
- Chymocarpus brachyceras (Hook. & Arn.) Heynh.
- Tropaeolum brachyceras Hook. & Arn. var. genuinum
- Tropaeolum brachyceras Hook. & Arn. var. grandiflorum
- Tropaeolum brachyceras Hook. & Arn. var. sulphureum
- Tropaeolum chilense Bertero ex Colla
- Tropaeolum minimum Miers
- Tropaeolum tenellum G.Don
- Watson & Flores (2010c): Figs. 59, 60 Wilford (2010): PL. 679
Hooker & Arnott (1830)
Hooker, W.J. and Arnott, G.A.W. 1830. The botany of Captain Beechey's voyage; comprising an account of the plants collected by Messrs Lay and Collie, and other officers on the expedition, during the voyage to the Pacific and Bering's Strait, performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the command of Captain F. W. Beechey, R. N., F. R., & A. S., in the years 1825, 26, 27, and 28. Part 1. London: Henry G. Bohn
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
Tuberous perennial with slender twining stems.
This species could be confused with T. nuptae-jucundae or T. hookerianum. The latter has larger corollas on peduncles double the length, and a longer spur. In T. nuptae-jucundae the upper two petals are unmarked whereas those of T. brachceras are veined dark purplish at the base (Watson & Flores 201C)
Distribution and habitat
North central Chile. Mediterranean communities, from littoral to the scub-covered hills, sea level to 1200 metres above sea level.