Aristolochia tagala

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Aristolochia tagala Cham.

Aristolochiaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

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 tagala is a climber.

Naming

Aristolochia tagala was described by Ludolf Karl Adelbert von Chamisso in 1832. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristolochia tagala 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 2 to 5 metres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Aristolochia tagala produces solitary brown tubular flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Aristolochia tagala is native to India.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10). Under glass use potting compost with added sand or perlite.

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: waterlogging

Uses

The climbers are suited for cultivation in a temperate house. Suited for conservatories, as well as suited as container plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • Water freely in summer, give little water in winter.
  • temperature in summer should be 25°C, in winter should be 12 to 15°C.


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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