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.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
albida Duch.N,C,SN,Lk,SDescription, Image
heppii Merxm.W,SNw,SDescription, Image
hockii De Wild.[LR-lc]N,W,CNw,N,Mc,LkDescription, 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 Zimbabwe: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Aristolochia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=510, retrieved 19 September 2020

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