Aristolochia leuconeura

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Aristolochia leuconeura Linden

Aristolochiaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: cordate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: not specified

165B / 92481f 

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 leuconeura is a climber.

Naming

Aristolochia leuconeura was described by Jean Jules Linden in 1858. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristolochia leuconeura 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 50 to 600 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Aristolochia leuconeura produces solitary brown tubular flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Aristolochia leuconeura is native to Costa Rica.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9). 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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