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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Tropaeolum brachyceras Hook. & Arn.

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

Place of Publication

Bot. Beechey Voy. 1: 14 (1830)

Type citation

Chile, Valparaíso Region, Valparaíso, Bridges, s.n. (lectotype: K, isotype: LE).

Synonyms

Iconography

  • Watson & Flores (2010c): Figs. 59, 60
  • Wilford (2010): PL. 679

    Habit

    Tuberous perennial with slender twining stems.

    Key characteristics

    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)

    Regions

    Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Maule and Ñuble

    Distribution and habitat

    North central Chile. Mediterranean communities, from littoral to the scub-covered hills, sea level to 1200 metres above sea level.

    References

    • 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