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Family: Aristolochiaceae 

 Aristolochia gigantea
Author:  Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius & Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini 1824
Family:  Aristolochiaceae
Habitat:  Costa Rica, Panama
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  6 meters
Flower:  Brown/White, 30 centimetres!
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Pelican Flower, Dutchman's pipe
Synonyms:  Aristolochia grandiflora, Howardia gigantea Klotzsch, 1859.Aristolochia clypeata Linden & André, 1870. Aristolochia sylvicola Standley 1925.
This member of the Aristolochiaceae family was described by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius & Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini  in 1824. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama, growing all year in a rich peat with lots of water and some to lots of sun. The vines will reach for six meters. The extreme large flowers are brown and white.


The 30 centimetres large flower.                        I have hoped for a caudex!