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 taxon.

Tropaeolum majus

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Other sources of information about Tropaeolum:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Tropaeolum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tropaeolum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tropaeolum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tropaeolum
Wikipedia: Tropaeolum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tropaeolum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tropaeolum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Tropaeolum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=791, retrieved 4 October 2022

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