Tropaeolum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Scrambling or climbing plants. Leaves peltate, entire or shallowly lobed. Sepals shortly fused; petals brightly coloured, yellow to red, upper pair shorter than lower 3 and inserted at mouth of nectariferous spur. Fruit of 3 separating mericarps, dry or slightly fleshy.

About 90 species, extending from Mexico to Chile; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Tropaeolaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Tropaeolaceae
Higher taxa
genus Tropaeolum
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