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Tropaeolum ciliatum Ruiz & Pav. subsp. septentrionale Sparre

Place of Publication

Opera Bot.108: 25–26, f.5H (1991)

Type citation

Chile, Valparaíso Region, La Troya, ca 12 km from Limache, 400-600 m. Morrison 16728 (holotype: S, isotypes: G, GH, K, LIL, MO, SI, UC).


  • Rix (2010b)

    Rix, M. 2010b. Tropaeolum ciliatum. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 37(3): 285–289.

  • Sparre & Andersson (1991)

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

  • 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): Fig 8
  • Rix (2010b): Pl. 685


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


Vigorous, woody climber from 4–6 m tall.

Key characteristics

Compared with T. ciliatum ssp. ciliatum which has a more southwern distribution ssp. septentrionale has a longer spur to its flower corolla.