Aristolochia heppii Merxm.

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Aristolochia heppii

Picture: Bart Wursten
11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

Aristolochia heppii

Picture: Bart Wursten
11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

Aristolochia heppii

Picture: Bart Wursten
11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

Aristolochia heppii

Picture: Bart Wursten
11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

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Status: Native
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Perennial creeping or trailing herb with annual stems, up to c. 40 cm long, growing from a woody or fleshy rootstock. Leaves ovate-oblong, 1.5 - 10 cm long, hairless above, more or less hairy below, particularly on the veins, 3-7-veined from the base. Flowers solitary or 2-3 together, axillary; bracts leaf-like, up to 12 × 7 mm, ovate-elliptic to lanceolate. Perianth tube c. 20 mm long, greenish below, purplish above, swollen at the base; lip dark purple, narrowly oblong-elliptic, up to 3.5 cm long. Fruit a capsule, 1.5 - 3 m long, oblong cylindric, 6-ribbed, splitting into 6 segments while remaining on the plant, forming a "hanging basket".
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,S
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Literature:

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) Page 23. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aristolochia heppii
African Plant Database: Aristolochia heppii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aristolochia heppii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aristolochia heppii
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Aristolochia heppii
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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: Species information: Aristolochia heppii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121650, retrieved 25 September 2020

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