3942.000 Tropaeolum L. - Nasturtiums

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, annual or perennial, scandent, creeping or twining, ± succulent, usually glabrous, roots usually tuberous. Leaves alternate, digitately angled or peltate; lamina simple, entire or lobed. Inflorescence axillary, solitary or sometimes umbellate. Flowers irregular, 5-merous, very showy, yellow or red; sepals 5, one produced into a long spur. Petals 5, clawed, often cut or fringed, the 2 upper ones unlike the others and usually smaller and inserted in the opening of the spur. Stamens 8, unequal. Fruit of 3 fleshy mesocarps, each 1-seeded. Seeds without endosperm.

Worldwide: 87 species from S America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Tropaeolum majus

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majus L.Description, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tropaeolum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tropaeolum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tropaeolum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tropaeolum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tropaeolum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tropaeolum
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iNaturalist: Tropaeolum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tropaeolum
JSTOR Plant Science: Tropaeolum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tropaeolum
Plants of the World Online: Tropaeolum
Tropicos: Tropaeolum
Wikipedia: Tropaeolum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Tropaeolum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=791, retrieved 23 April 2024

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