Aristolochia littoralis

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Aristolochia littoralis D.Parodi

Aristolochiaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: reniform

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

179A / 961d22 

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 littoralis is a climber.

Naming

Aristolochia littoralis was described by Lorenzo Raimundo Parodi. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristolochia littoralis 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

Aristolochia littoralis - flowers

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 5 to 8 metres.

Leaves

Aristolochia littoralis is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are reniform, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aristolochia littoralis produces solitary dark-red flowers from July to August.


Root System

Distribution

Aristolochia littoralis is native to Brazil.

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 -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


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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