Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress, Monks Cress; 
 
It is very hardy, popular, effective bedding annual, growing 20-30 cm high with roundish attractive leaves and bearing very brightly coloured large flowers in great profusion throughout the season  
 


at Lonavala on 18 Jan 2009; at Great Himalayan National Park base camp, on 10th May, 2009; at Kolkata in February 1986; Shantiniketan West Bengal; February 2009: Jijamata Udyan, Byculla, Mumbai; Re : [indiantreepix:7793] Id200109phk 2 /Id200109phk 3 – indiantreepix | Google Groups

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Id200109phk 2 /Id200109phk 3 – indiantreepix | Google Groups


 

 

14.11.10SP 4: Pl. identify following plant.
Date: 14.11.2010
place: Dalhousiae, Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh 
 


 

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herb for id Ooty 010211MK1: Please help to id this plant found on roadside at Ooty and Conoor area of Nilgiris, TN.

Date/Time- 23-01-2011 / 04:00 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPca.1700asl; conoor, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- roadside
Plant Habit-trailing herb
Height/Length- ca. 3 m
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- c. 20 cm across; peltate
Inflorescence Type/ Size- cyme
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- ca. 5cm across; yellow 


We use half mature fruits of this plant in Practical classes of B.Sc.II for studying its Embryo

 

picture for identification:  Photo from Waynad (during 2006) for identification


I think picture is too small. It should be around 800 pixels by 600 pixels.


Tropeolum majus (Garden Nausturtium)…


 

 

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efloraindia: 011011 BRS51:  Pl. find the attached file contain a photo for Id. request.
Date/Time-Location- 2006
Place, Altitude, GPS- Waynad.
Habitat- Urban (road side garden)
Plant Habit-  Herb-


Yes … it was a pure slip up. Mixed Eschscholzia and Trapaeolum
Yes Tropaeolm majus

Earlier discussion of the same plant here:
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/9c…


 

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Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) from Byculla-MN221211: Sending a photo of Nasturtium from a flower exhibition at Byculla.
Place: Byculla, Mumbai
Date : February 2009


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Flower id request (x-12) : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Requesting id for this flower. It is most likely garden/ ornamental flower (picture taken near Kaas in late Sep, 2012).


Yes, a common garden ornamental Tropaeolum majus… the garden nasturtium


 

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SYMBIOSIS : 523 : Attachments (1). 8 posts by 2 authors. 

Attaching an image of a honey bee on thge flower of Tropaeolum minima (NASTURTIUM).


So far we have postings only of Tropaeolum majus & Tecomella undulata 
Tropaeolum minimum Miersis a synonym of Tropaeolum brachyceras Hook. & Arn. as per The Plant List.


As per literature Tropaeolum majus is tall or CLIMBING NASTURTIUM. The image is of a plant which does not fit into this description. But it fits into the description of Tropaeolum minor.


Thanks, …,
There is no such name as Tropaeolum minor as per The Plant List & GRIN etc.
I find one as Tropaeolum minus L. Is it you are talking about ?


I referred K S Gopalaswamienger’s COMPLETE GARDENING IN INDIA. He states,

Tropaeolum minor is the DWARF NASTURTIUM. It is very hardy, popular, effective bedding annual, growing 20-30 cm high with roundish attractive leaves and bearing very brightly coloured large flowers in great profusion throughout the season,”


Thanks, …
From one of the link I found on net on Tropaeolum minor states as below:
“This species (Tropaeolum majus L.) comes from South America. However it does not grow in the wild, only being reported from cultivated and naturalised populations. It is thought to be a hybrid between Tropaeolum ferreyrae and Tropaeolum minor, both of which are native to the Andes region in western South America (i.e. Ecuador and Peru).”
Pl. see more details with pictures at this link.


May be details at the following will solve the issue:
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details- p.107 & 113.
Thank you … for the up date.


 

 

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Impatiens sp for ID SN June 37 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Impatiens sp. Ornamental herb from Ooty area of Tamilnadu


This is Tropaeolum majus not Impatiens


 
 

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 Tropaeolum majus ‘Alaska’ from Delhi-GSMAY2016/07 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Tropaeolum majus ‘Alaska’
cultivar of Garden Nasturtium with variegated leaves
Photographed from Delhi University Flower Show. 


wonderful. Nasturstium is one of the edible flowers much loved.
donot know about this variegated leaf though… how was it developed. if GMO with some virus segment to make the white streaks.. not advisable to eat at at all. because safety studies are lacking for all such GMO plants. but the native Nasturstium makes a nice salad green and flowers nice pakoras.

can you throw some light on the process that makes leaves variegated?


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TSP-MAY2016-28-357:Images of Tropaeolum majus (Tropaeolaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to present few images of Tropaeolum majus  (Tropaeolaceae 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1300 msl 

Date: 24-01-2015 


Complete & beautiful set.


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Tropaeolum majus L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location:  Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 3 April 2018
Altitude: 6000 ft.
Habit: Cultivated 


 

 
References:
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details- p.107 & 113.

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