Tropaeolum umbellatum   (Hook.)


 
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Umbellate Nasturtium
(Tropaeolum umbellatum)

 
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distribution:

Ecuador: Caņar Province

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: last recorded 1860

 
This scrambling plant is known from two populations that were found in south Ecudor at an elevation of about 2000 to 2135 m.

The Umbellate Nasturtium was cultivated in Europe for a time, but as the plants were unable to set seeds under artificial conditions, the species dissapeared from cultivation only some years later.

The last record of the Umbellate Nasturtium in the wild dates back to 1860, and the species may very well be already extinct.

 
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Umbellate Nasturtium (Tropaeolum umbellatum)


Depiction from: 'Curtis's Botanical Magazine Vol. 73. 1847'

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