Aristolochia grandiflora

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Aristolochia grandiflora Sw.

Aristolochiaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: cordate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
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 grandiflora, commonly known as pelican flower, is a climber.

Naming

Aristolochia grandiflora was described by Olof or Olavo Swartz in 1788. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristolochia grandiflora 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 8 to 10 metres.

Leaves

Aristolochia grandiflora is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are cordate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aristolochia grandiflora produces solitary white flowers from June to July.


Root System

Distribution

Aristolochia grandiflora is native to the West Indies.

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 only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

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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