Aristolochia rotunda

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Aristolochia rotunda L.

Aristolochiaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

53A / 720d1b 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Piperopsida
Subclassis:
Piperidae
Superordo:
Lactoridanae
Ordo:
Aristochiales
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Aristolochia rotunda is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Aristolochia rotunda was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristolochia rotunda is the type species of the genus Aristolochia which contains approximately 489 to 545 species and belongs to the family of the Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Aristolochia rotunda has simple leaves that are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aristolochia rotunda produces ruby-coloured flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Aristolochia rotunda is native to France, Switzerland, the Iberian Peninsula, the Apennine Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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