Tropaeolum majus L. (Images by Mani Nair  and Muthu Karthick (ID by Gurcharan Singh) (inserted by Gurcharan Singh) (For more images, click on the links))

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


Botanical name Family Common name
Tropaeolum majus Tropaeolaceae Nasturtium

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

Tropaeolum : 1 post by 1 author.

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.