Place of Publication
Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. [Poepp. & Endl.] 1: 24, t. 38, f.1–11. (1835)
Chile, northern sector ('Chile bor.'), mountains ('Cordillera'), Poeppig (probably) s.n. (lectotype: W, possible isotype: MO).
- Watson & Flores (2010c): Fig 14-17
- Watson & Flores (2010c)
Poeppig & Endlicher (1835)
Poeppig, E.F. and Endlicher, I.L. 1835. Nova genera ac species plantarum, quas in regno chilensi peruviano et in terra amazonica annis mdcccxxvii ad mdcccxxxii legit Eduardus Poeppig et cum Stephano Endlicher descripsit iconibusque illustravit, vol. 1.
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
Short, slender, tuberous perennial herb.
A very distinctive species with sessile to subsessile leaves and succulent, entire leaflets which also bears long-spurred (ca 15 mm) flowers. Flowers mostly white with an orange throat,
Distribution and habitat
Central Chile, between southern Coquimbo Region and O'Higgins Region from 1900 to 2700 metres above sea level. Upper Andean vegetation and also more xerophytic, shrubby Andean habitats from slightly lower elevations and often seen growing through or supported by Anarthrophyllum andicola and Viviania marifolia (Watson & Flores, 2010c).