This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
Please see the Jepson eFlora for up-to-date information about California vascular plants.
|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
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|The second edition of The Jepson Manual (2012) is available from the University of California Press|
|See also the Jepson eFlora, which parallels the Second Edition|
Annual, perennial herb, ± fleshy, generally ± glabrous; roots sometimes tuber-likeRetrieve key for TROPAEOLACEAE
Stem prostrate, often twining by petioles
Leaves generally simple, generally alternate, peltate; blade entire, lobed, or dissected; stipules often 0; petiole generally >> blade
Inflorescence: flower generally solitary on long, axillary peduncle
Flower showy, bisexual, generally bilateral; sepals 5, uppermost with a generally long nectar spur; petals generally 5, clawed, upper 2 unlike lower 3; stamens 8, in 2 whorls, unequal; ovary superior, chambers 3, placentas axile, style 1, >> ovary, 3-lobed, stigmas 3
Fruit separating into 3 generally nut-like, 1-seeded segments
Genera in family: 3 genera, 92 species: Mex to South America; some cultivated.