Aristolochia sempervirens

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Aristolochia sempervirens L.

Aristolochiaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

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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

Aristolochia sempervirens, commonly known as long birthwort, is a climber.

Naming

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

Taxonomy

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

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Aristolochia sempervirens is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aristolochia sempervirens produces dark-red flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Aristolochia sempervirens is native to Sicily and Malta, Greece, Crete, West Turkey, the Eastern Mediterranean and Algeria and is naturalized in France, Sardinia and Italy.

Cultivation

The climbers 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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