Place of Publication
Darwiniana 11: 119 (1955)
Chile, Biobío Region, Volcán Antuco. Poeppig 794 (lectotype (selected by Sparre & Andersson, 1981) W; isotypes: BM, BR, G, L, LE, M, OXF, P, W).
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
Distribution and habitat
Very poorly known species with very few collectrions from the Cordilleras of Linares and Ñuble. Occurs at ca. 2000 m in Andean steppe amongst small shrubby vegetation.
- Sparre & Andersson (1991)
Tuberous, slender perennial herb,
The flowers closely resemble those of T looseri and T. leptophyllum s.l., but has very linear leaflets (less than 2 mm wide) and with serrated or incised margins.