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,W,E,SDescription, Image
heppii Merxm.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
hockii De Wild.NDescription, Image
littoralis ParodiW,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aristolochia:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aristolochia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aristolochia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aristolochia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aristolochia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Aristolochia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aristolochia
JSTOR Plant Science: Aristolochia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aristolochia
Plants of the World Online: Aristolochia
Tropicos: Aristolochia
Wikipedia: Aristolochia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aristolochia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=510, retrieved 28 November 2023

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