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Published In: Genera Plantarum 72–73. 1789. (4 Aug 1789) (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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     Twelve genera and about 470 species, mainly in tropical and warm-temperate zones of both hemispheres. Only Aristolochia is represented in our flora.



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Rhizomatous herbs or shrubs, with much branched, mostly climbing or twining stems. Leaves alternate, petiolate, simple, generally cordate at base, entire, exstipulate. Flowers hermaphrodite, axillary, solitary or racemose, actinomorphic or zygomorphic, usually 3-merous. Perianth simple, petaloid, forming a tube with 3 lobes or with a unilateral limb. Stamens 6-36, in 1-2 whorls; the anthers and filaments free or adnate to the stylar column (gynostemium). Ovary usually inferior, 4-6-carpelled, with numerous anatropous ovules; placentation axile; styles 3 to many, free or united into a column with a 3- to many-lobed stigma. Capsule dehiscent or rarely indehiscent. Seeds many; endosperm copious; embryo minute.


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