Aristolochia tomentosa

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Aristolochia tomentosa Sims

Aristolochiaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: reniform

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 tomentosa, commonly known as woolly Dutchman's pipe, woolly dutchman's pipe, is a climber.

Naming

Aristolochia tomentosa was described by John Sims in 1811. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristolochia tomentosa 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 tomentosa - leaves

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 20 to 25 metres.

Leaves

Aristolochia tomentosa is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are reniform, petiolate and have pinnate venation. The surface of the leaves is tomentose.

Flowers and Fruits

Aristolochia tomentosa produces solitary light-green flowers from May to July.


Root System

The plants form tap roots.

Distribution

Aristolochia tomentosa is native to the Southeast of the US, Kansas, the southern Prairie States of the US and Florida and is naturalized in New York.

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 -23°C (USDA zone 6).

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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