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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/14/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Nov. Gen. & Spec. 2:145. 1817.
Synonym Aristolochia gibbosa Duch. in Ann. Sc. Nat. Ser. 4-2:5 3. 1854. Howardia benthamii Klotzsch, in Monatsb. Acad. Berl. 1859:620. 1859.
Description Slender, scandent lianas. Leaves alternate, ovate, acute, cordate, 3 to 5 nerved, membranous, ca. 10 cm. long, 8 cm. wide, glabrous. Pseudostipules present. Flowers solitary, axillary, rectilinear, borne on young leafy shoots, 4 to 6 cm. long, yellow spotted purple, the utricle ovoid, 1 to 1.5 cm. long, narrowing obliquely to a short tube 7.5 mm. long, acuminate. Fruit cylindric, ca. 3.5 cm. long, 1 cm. wide, dehiscing acropetally. Seeds numerous, horizontally compressed, 2 mm. diameter, 0.5 mm. thick.
Habit lianas
Distribution Central America.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Camino de Corozal, Bro. Heriberto 247. COCLE: between Aguadulce and the Chico R., alt. 20 m., Pittier 5o08; Penonome and vicinity, alt. 50-1000 ft., Williams 204. HERRERA: vicinity of Chitre, alt. 20 m., Allen iioi. PANAMA': vicinity of Pacora, alt. 35 m., Allen 2032; Argicultural Experiment Station at Matias Hernandez, Pittier 6872; along the Corozal Road, near Panama', Standley 26770; vicinity of Juan Franco Race Track, near Panama', Standley 27796; near Punta Paitilla, Standley 26246; Taboga Island, Standley 27029, 27963; Tumba Muerto Road, near Panama', Standley 29796; sabanas, north-of Panama' City. Bro. Paul 587; Panama', Hayes 781, 294, I46.
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