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

Aristolochia albida

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road from Muzarabani to Mahuwe, Gutsa CL

Aristolochia albida

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road from Muzarabani to Mahuwe, Gutsa CL

Aristolochia albida

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road from Muzarabani to Mahuwe, Gutsa CL

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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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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 28. As Aristolochia petersiana

Stannard, B.L. (1997). Aristolochiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2) Pages 20 - 22. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 46.


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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: Species information: Aristolochia albida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121630, retrieved 27 July 2016

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