Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Dutchman's pipe family
Stannard, B.L. (1997)
Aristolochiaceae FZ 9(2)
Description of the family
Herbs, climbers, rarely shrubs. Stipules 0 but stipule-like leaves may be present in the leaf axils. Leaves alternate, often palmately-veined, simple, entire or 3-5-lobed. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic or zygomorphic, solitary or arranged in racemes or cymes. Calyx petaloid, usually enlarged with a basal tube; apical limb 1-3-lobed. Petals 0. Stamens 6-10 or many. Ovary inferior, 3-6-locular. Style with 3-6 stigmas. Fruit usually a many-seeded capsule. Seeds sometimes winged.
Worldwide: 12 genera and 450-500 species, mostly tropical and subtropical, but with some in warm temperate regions.
More sample images from the Aristolochiaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Aristolochiaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Aristolochiaceae pageFlora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for AristolochiaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Aristolochiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=21, retrieved 21 May 2013