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Tropaeolum  polyphyllum Cav.   
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FamilyTROPAEOLACEAE
Genus species var.Tropaeolum  polyphyllum Cav. 
SynonymsChymocarpus polyphyllus (Cav.) Heynh.
 Tropaeolum nubigenum Phil.
 Tropaeolum paniculatum Meyen
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina NorthwestChile Central
rocky slopes
Altitude2000-3700m
Description procumbent stems 60-100cm long, leaves palmatipinnate, blue-grey, with 5-7 obovate leaflets, flowers ca 3cm across, in bud purple-grey, petals dentate and sinuate
Size5-10cm
Coloryellow, orange
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuberous perennial
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 month, 10-16°C
division of resting tubers
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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