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Photo from Flora Patagonica.

Caudex found in Göteborg Lustgårdar.

Author: Bengt Sparre, 1955
Origin:  Argentina, Chile
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  35 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow / Orange
Propagate:  Seeds/Root Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Tropaeolum polyphyllum var. incisum Speg.1902. 
Tropaeolum polyphyllum
fo. schizophyllum Ross.

This lovely member of the Tropaeolaceae was given this name by Bengt Sparre in 1955. It is found in the Andes; Argentina and Chile, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres, the whole plant up to 35 centimetres. The flowers are yellow and orange.

The genera name is the diminutive of trophy; given by Carl Linnaeus, who chose the genus name because the plant reminded him of an ancient custom: After victory in battle, the Romans erected a trophy pole (or tropaeum, from the Greek tropaion, source of English "trophy") on which the vanquished foe's armour and weapons were hung.
The species is named means 'deeply cut' for the leaves.