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Pakistan | Family List | Aristolochiaceae | Aristolochia

Aristolochia elegans Masters in Gard. Chron. 24,2.301. 1885. Parker, For.Fl.Punj. 5.3rd.ed.:421.1956; Bor & Raizada, Some Beaut.Ind. Climb. Shrubs:26.1954; Stewart. l.c.

A slender climber, 1.5-2.5 with pendulous branches and foliage, Leaves 4-10 x 5-11.0 cm broadly ovate-cordate, obtuse at the apex, glabrous on both surfaces; petiole 3-5 cm long. Inflorescence solitary, axillary. Flowers on long pedicels, up to 7 cm long. Perianth limb inflated, pale yellowish green, swollen, contracted at the mouth, funnel-shaped at top, rich purple with creamy white markings. Stamens 6. Gynostegium short, cylindrical. Capsule c.4 cm long.

Fl.Per.: June July.

Type: Brazil, Rio, Glaziou 13163 (K).

Distribution: A native of Brazil, cultivated in gardens of Pakistan.

Commonly known as Calico flower.


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