Place of Publication
Opera Bot.108: 30, f.13D. (1991)
Chile, Maule Region, Linares. Cuming 839 (lectotype: BM (selected by Sparre & Andersson, 1991) isotype: E, K).
Sparre & Andersson (1991)
Sparre, B. and Andersson, L. 1991. A taxonomic revision of the Tropaeolaceae, Opera Botanica 108:1-139
- Watson & Flores (2010c): Fig 24, 25
- Wilford (2010d): Pl. 682
Distribution and habitat
Southern central Chile from the Andes of the Maule Region to Malleco. Sea level to 1900 m above sea level. Dry, steppe shrubby vegetation or deciduous dry woodland at the lower end of its altitudinal range.
- Sparre & Andersson (1991)
- Wilford (2010d)
Tuberous perennial herb, procumbent or climbing. Flowering mainly from July to March.
This subspecies differs from T. leptophyllum ssp. leptophyllum by having paler yellow flowers and leaves with a shorter leaf stalk (ca 20 mm) and in leaflet length (to 7 mm).