The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Tropaeolum looseri Sparre

Place of Publication

Darwiniana 11: 114 (1955)

Type citation

Chile, Coquimbo Region, Hacienda Pangue, 1300 m. Looser 4283 (holotype: G, isotypes: CONC, GH, SGO).


  • Sparre (1955)

    Sparre, B. 1955. Preliminary studies toward a monograph on the Tropaeolum family - 1, Tropaeolaceae Chilenses, Darwiniana 11:89-132

  • 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. 22, 23


Atacama, Coquimbo and Valparaíso

Distribution and habitat

Very sporadic across ca 500 km between the south of Atacama Region and Aconcogua Region. At higher altitudes or in more exposed conditions it grows on open, rocky terrain or in coarse stable scree with scattered low sclerophyllous shrub, In lower Mediterranean areas it grows amongst scattered sclerophyllous scrub,


  • Sparre & Andersson (1991)