Home Flora Palaestina
Home Page
Name Search
Family List
Generic List
Species List
Aristolochia L. Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical Garden Decrease font Increase font Restore font
 

Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 960. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/27/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 11/28/2011)
Notes:

     About 120 species, mainly in tropical regions.

     Most species are pollinated by flies and small beetles that are attracted by the colors and odors of the protogynous flowers. The utricle functions as a temporary trap.

    Literature: Davis P.H. and M. S. Khan M.S., Aristolochia in the Near East, Not. Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 23: 515-546 (1961).


 

Export To PDF Export To Word

Perennial, rhizomatous herbs or shrubs with frequently twining or climbing stems. Leaves alternate, usually petiolate, cordate or hastate at base, entire. Flowers axillary, pedicellate, variously coloured, sometimes variegated. Perianth zygomorphic, lower part of tube (utricle) swollen around the style, upper part more or less cylindrical, narrowing, straight or variously curved, ending with entire, lobed or appendiculate limb. Stamens mostly 6, with more or less sessile anthers adnate to the stylar column. Ovary inferior, (4-)6-celled, many-ovuled; stylar column composed of (4-)6 or more styles and as many stigmas. Capsule septicidal, usually dehiscent into 6 valves. Seeds many in 1 row, compressed.

 

 

 
 
© 2014 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110