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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Tropaeolum nubigenum Phil.

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

Place of Publication

Linnaea 33(1-4): 34 (1864)

Type citation

Chile, Metropolitan (Santiago) Region, Laguna de los Piuquenes, Landbeck s.n. (holotype: SGO).

Iconography

  • Watson & Flores (2010c): Fig. 43
  • Descriptions

    • Sparre & Andersson (1991)

    Habit

    Restricted to Valle Nevado in the Cordillera de Santiago at an altitude of 3000-4000 metres. Andean steppe on deep, stony scree slopes or talus beds.

    Key characteristics

    It has a very compact, often cushion-forming habit; near-equal length of petals and sepals; notably narrow petals; deep, rich orange corolla, distinctive, parallel blood-red guide lines on the upper petals; and the silvery-glaucous sheen of the foliage (Watson & Flores 2010c)

    Regions

    Metropolitana

    References

    • Philippi R.A. (1864a)

      Philippi, R.A. 1864. Plantarum novarum Chilensium centuriae, includis quibusdam Mendociuis et Patagonicis. Linnaea 33(heft 1-4): 1-308