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Family: ARISTOLOCHIACEAE 

 Aristolochia fimbriata
 

Photo from Plant Delights Nursery.Inc.

  
Author:  Ludolf Karl Adelbert von Chamisso & Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal 1832
Family:  Aristolochiaceae
Habitat:  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium- Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Brown/Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  White-Veined Dutchman's Pipe
Synonyms:  Howardia fimbriata, Johann Friedrich Klotzsch 1859

Photo by weeZ.

   This member of the Aristolochiaceae family was given this name by Ludolf Karl Adelbert von Chamisso and Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal  in 1832. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay , growing in a well drained but rather rich soil with some to lots of water and some sun. The swollen roots can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter, the non-climbing vines up to two metres in length. The flowers are greenish yellow and brown..

From Cambridge BG: "Aristolochias exhibit fascinating pollination mechanisms: the stench attracts insects into the inflated perianth tube which is lined with downward pointing hairs that form an impenetrable forest. The insect is prevented from escaping until the whole flower has collapsed. The insect then emerges covered in pollen to get duped once again and trapped in another flower and effect pollination."