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Genus Tropaeolum Family Tropaeolaceae

Description: Scrambling or climbing (horticultural species) herbs, usually glabrous.

Leaves peltate with radiating veins; margin ± entire to sinuate

Petals brightly coloured.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 90 species, Mexico to temperate South America. Australia: 1 species (naturalised).

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Tropaeolum majus

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