Aristolochia clusii

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Aristolochia clusii Lojac.

Aristolochiaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: cordate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Piperopsida
Subclassis:
Piperidae
Superordo:
Lactoridanae
Ordo:
Aristochiales

Aristolochia clusii is a climber.

Naming

Aristolochia clusii was described by Michele Lojacono in 1907. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristolochia clusii 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

The climbers reach heights of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Aristolochia clusii has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are cordate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aristolochia clusii produces solitary light-green tubular flowers from March to May.


Root System

Distribution

Aristolochia clusii is native to Sicily and Malta.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. Under glass use loamless potting compost.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

All plant parts are toxic and may cause discomfort if consumed. All plant parts may irritate the skin.

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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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