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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/24/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/24/2013)
Species Tropaeolum moritzianum Klotzsch,
PlaceOfPublication Allg. Gartenz. 6: 241. 1838.
Description Stout annual climber, to 10 m long, in all parts glabrous. Leaves with small, persistent stipules; petioles to 15 cm, pendant, reddish; lamina orbicular to suborbicular, 3.5-9 cm long and 4-11 cm broad, normally glaucescent below, slightly 5-7-lobed to sublobate, the lobes obtuse to subacute, mucronulate or emucronate, peltate, the base slightly concave or subtruncate, rarely somewhat convex, principal nerves 5, the middle 3 unforked. Flowers on long (somewhat longer than the petioles) peduncles, these often reddish; calyx lobes homo- morphic, elliptic, subacute, 10-12 mm long and 4-5 mm broad, like the base of
Habit climber
Description the spur red or crimson, sometimes greenish at the tips; spur 20-25 mm, straight or somewhat curved upwards, basally conical and with a slender greenish apex; petals yellow, orange or reddish, the nerves red or purplish giving the petals a reddish image, serrate-ciliate apically and laterally, the upper petals cuneate to spathulate (or broadly unguiculate), 8-9 mm long, 4-5 mm broad near the apex, the lower petals long-unguiculate, 10-12 mm long with ciliate stipe, the lamina 7 mm long, 4-5.5 mm broad. Fruiting carpels large, 10 mm, triangular, ribbed.
Note Not known from Panama, but ranging from Guatemala to Costa Rica and known also from Colombia and Venezuela, this species is often confused with T. emarginatum
Distribution ranging from Guatemala to Costa Rica and known also from Colombia and Venezuela
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