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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/14/2013)
Species ARISTOLOCHIA ANGUICIDA L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. ed. 2. 2:13 62. 1763.
Synonym Aristolochia loriflora Mast. in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 8:220. 1887. Howardia anguicida Klotzsch, in Monatsb. Acad. Berl. 1859:611. 1859.
Description Lianas, with slender stems. Leaves alternate, spiral, oblong-ovate, cordate, 7 to 10 cm. broad, 10 to 15 cm. long, glabrous. Pseudostipules usually present. Flowers axillary, rectilinear, ca. 2.0 to 2.5 cm. long, mottled purple, the utricle gib- bous, 0.9 cm. long, narrowing abruptly into the tube, ca. 1.0 cm. long, which widens gradually into a funnelform, un- equally monolobate limb. Fruit cylindric, 3 cm. long, 1.5 cm. wide, dehiscing acropetally. Seeds numerous, horizontally compressed, 0.4 cm. diameter, 1 mm. thick.
Habit Lianas
Distribution Honduras, Guatemala and south to Venezuela and Colombia. To be sought in Panama.
 
 
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