Aristolochia albida Duch.

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Aristolochia albida

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

Aristolochia albida

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

Aristolochia albida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, near Main Office

Aristolochia albida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, near Main Office

Aristolochia albida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, near Main Office

Aristolochia albida

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

Aristolochia albida

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

Aristolochia albida

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

Aristolochia albida

Picture: Bryan Orford
Along Maleme River,downstream from Maleme Dam,Matobo National Park.

Aristolochia albida

Picture: Bryan Orford
Along Maleme River,downstream from Maleme Dam,Matobo National Park.

Aristolochia albida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Jamanda Wilderness Area, Mahenye

Aristolochia albida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Jamanda Wilderness Area, Mahenye

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Synonyms: Aristolochia bainesii Burtt Davy
Aristolochia densivenia Engl.
Aristolochia kirkii Baker
Aristolochia petersiana Klotzsch
Common names:
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".
Type location:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: albida: white
Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland, riverine fringes and floodplain grasslands.
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 19.

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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aristolochia albida.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121630, retrieved 22 October 2017

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