Aristolochia albida Duch.

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Aristolochia albida

Photo: Bart Wursten
By a small pond by road to Mana Pools camp

Aristolochia albida

Photo: Bart Wursten
By a small pond by road to Mana Pools camp

Aristolochia albida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, near Main Office

Aristolochia albida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, near Main Office

Aristolochia albida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, near Main Office

Aristolochia albida

Photo: Duncan Schroeter
Near Rhino Safari Camp, Matusadona

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Synonyms: Aristolochia bainesii Burtt Davy
Aristolochia densivenia Engl.
Aristolochia kirkii Baker
Aristolochia petersiana Klotzsch
Common names: Scrambling dutchman's pipe (English) Zagariro (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial creeper or twining climber, with long slender stems from a woody rootstock. Leaves ovate-oblong to triangular, sometimes 3-lobed, deeply cordate at the base, 2-20 cm long, hairless to slightly velvety, 3-7- veined from the base. Flowers in axillary, elongated racemes 2-12- flowered with conspicuous leaf-like ovate bracts up to 4 cm long. Perianth tube c. 20 mm long, greyish to purplish-green, extending into a single darker purple lip. Fruit a capsule up to 5 cm, oblong-cylindric, 6-ribbed, splitting into 6 segments while remaining on the plant, forming a "hanging basket".
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: albida: white
Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland, riverine fringes and floodplain grasslands.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 25 February 2014
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aristolochia albida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121630, retrieved 24 November 2014

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