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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/14/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. ed. 1. 2:960. 1753.
Synonym Aristolochia trifida Lamk. Encyc. 1:251. 1783. Aristolochia triloba Salisb. Prod. 214. 1796. Aristolochia macroura Gomez, in Mem. Ac. Lisboa 3:77. 1812. Aristolochia caracasana Spreng. Syst. 3:753. 1826. Aristolochia appendiculata Vell. Fl. Flum. 9: t. 98. 1827. Aristolochia caudata Booth, ex Lindl. in Bot. Reg. t. I453. 1831. Aristolochia tapetotricha Lem. Illustr. Hort. 3:misc. 22. 1856. Howardia trifida Klotzsch, in Monatsb. Acad. Berl. 1859:617. 1859. Howardia trilobata Klotzsch, loc. cit. 1859. Howardia macroura Klotzsch, loc. cit. 1859.
Description Twining, glabrous lianas. Leaves alternate, spiral, subpalmate, 3-lobate, trun- cate at the base, glabrous, ca. 6 cm. wide, 6 cm. long. Pseudostipules present. Flowers axillary, ca. 15 to 20 cm. long, red-brown with purple stripes, the utricle elliptic, ca. 5 cm. long, 3 cm. wide, curving abruptly at the apex with slight nar- rowing into the tube, ca. 5 cm. long, 2 to 3 cm. wide, ending in the bialate limb which terminates in a long filiform extension. Seeds numerous, horizontally compressed, 6 mm. diameter, 0.75 mm. thick.
Habit lianas
Distribution Throughout tropic Central and South America.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: vicinity of Chiriqui Lagoon, von Wedel I404, I8I2. CANAL ZONE: Chagres, Isthmus of Panama, Fendler 445, 440.
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