Taxon: Cobaea scandens Cav.

Genus: Cobaea
Family: Polemoniaceae
Subfamily: Cobaeoideae
Nomen number: 10972
Place of publication: Icon. 1:11, t. 16-17. 1791
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Oct-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed13)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Philippines
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Jamaica
    • Central America: Costa Rica ; Guatemala
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Colombia ; Ecuador ; Peru

  • Cultivated


  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Chiapas, Mexico, Michoacan, Oaxaca


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Demilly, D. et al. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7. 2001 (L Noms French ed7)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • Prather, L. A. 1999. Systematics of Cobaea (Polemoniaceae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 57:44.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)

Check other web resources for Cobaea scandens Cav. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.