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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/14/2013)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/14/2013)
Species ARISTOLOCHIA ODORATISSIMA L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. ed. 2. 2:1362. 1763.
Synonym Aristolochia moschata Wedd. ex Duch. in DC. Prod. 15-1:475. 1864. Aristolochia odoratissima P grandiflora Duch. loc. cit. 1864. Aristolochia martiniana Standl. in Publ. Field Mus. Bot. 17:238. 1937.
Description Lianas, twining, scandent, glabrous. Leaves alternate, variable cordate-hastate to sub-trilobate, membranous, ca. 15 cm. long, 12 cm. wide. Pseudostipules present. Flowers axillary, the calyx borne at an abrupt angle at the apex of the ovary, dark red, mottled and striped with lighter shades of red and yellow, the utricle ovate, 2 to 3.5 cm. long, the tube arising at a right angle from the side of the utricle, 1 5 to 2 0 mm. long, the limb thick, delicate, crenate, suborbiculate, 6 to 12 cm. diameter. Fruit cylindric to subfusiform, abruptly bent in a right angle at the apex, slightly curved, 1.5 cm. diameter, 4 cm. long, dehiscing acro- petally. Seeds numerous, horizontally com- pressed, 5 mm. diameter, 0.5 mm. thick.
Habit Liana
Distribution Southern Central America, northwest- ern South America, Amazonia.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Changuinola Valley, Dunlap 556; vicinity of Chiriqui Lagoon, Bastimentos, Mariano Creek, vcn Wedel 2903; vicinity of Chiriqui, Old Bank Island, von Wedel 2046; vicinity of Chiriqui Lagoon, Water Valley, von Wedel i556; vicinity of Chiriqui Lagoon, von Wedel I200; Water Valley, von Wedel 79I.
 
 
 
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