Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Nasturtium family
Description of the family
Usually climbing or trailing herbs with ± succulent stems and leaves. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, peltate. Flowers solitary on long axillary peduncles, strongly zygomorphic, showy, usually (in ours) red, orange or yellow. Sepals 5, one produced into a long slender nectar-spur. Petals 5, clawed, often cut or fringed, the 2 upper ones unlike the others. Stamens 8. Ovary 3-locular, each cell with 1 ovule. Fruit of three 1-seeded carpels.
Worldwide: 3 genera and 89 species from Central and South America.
Other sources of information about Tropaeolaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Tropaeolaceae pageGRIN
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for TropaeolaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Tropaeolaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=223, retrieved 19 May 2013