Tropaeolum majus L. (Introduced) (Peru; Introduced into: Albania, Algeria, Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Ascension, Assam, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Bulgaria, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chile Central, China South-Central, Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Korea, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Madeira, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Northwest, Morocco, New Hampshire, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., North European Russi, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Spain, St.Helena, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zaïre as per POWO)


Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Tropaeolum majus L. Cimber Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, High Altitude, Cultivated, Native of Tropical
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul, Salem,
Theni, Nilgiri
Tropaeolum pentaphyllum Lam. Herb Western
Ghats, High Altitude, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983


Botanical name Family Common name
Tropaeolum majus Tropaeolaceae Nasturtium



Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details- p.107 & 113-
Tropaeolum majus
Tropaeolum peregrinum L.

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I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Tropaeolum

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Tropaeolum page (Tropaeolaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by …).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.