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Published In: The Gardeners' Chronicle, new series 24(610): 301, t. 64. 1885. (5 Sept 1885) (Gard. Chron., n.s.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: June July.
Type: Type: Brazil, Rio, Glaziou 13163 (K).
Distribution: Distribution: A native of Brazil, cultivated in gardens of Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Commonly known as Calico flower.
Illustration: Aristolochia elegans Mast. (Illustration)
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Rawalpindi, Shamim Ara 888 (RAW); G-4 Karachi Dist.: Ghandi Gardens Karachi, Saida Qureshi s.n. June, 1967 (KUH).


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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.
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