2174.000 Aristolochia L.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or woody climbers. Flowers zygomorphic. Perianth zygomorphic; the base swollen, the upper part narrower, ± cylindric (tube) with single, entire lobe (limb), rarely 0 or 3-lobed. Stamens usually 6, in one whorl, connate with the stylar column. Fruit a septicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 120 species, widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics; some in warm temperate regions.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Aristolochia littoralis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albida Duch.N,E,SDescription, Image
heppii Merxm.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
hockii De Wild.N
littoralis ParodiW,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aristolochia:

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Flora of Botswana: Aristolochia
Flora of Malawi: Aristolochia
Flora of Mozambique: Aristolochia
Flora of Zambia: Aristolochia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aristolochia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aristolochia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aristolochia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aristolochia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aristolochia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aristolochia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aristolochia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=510, retrieved 24 May 2016

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