|Author: ||William Botting Hemsley, 1885
Minimum - Medium
||Pale Yellow / Purple
Isotrema westlandii, H.Huber.
This member of the Aristolochiaceae family was given this name by William Botting Hemsley in
1885. It is found
in valley forests in Guangdong Province and Hong Kong, growing in a rather rich soil with
some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to 22
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to four metres in
flowers are yellow with purple veins and blotches.
The genera name originated from
Latin Aristatus; 'awnes' for the awn-like leaf tips, OR, more
likely: 'best birth'; as AristoTheophrastus
describes it use at childbirth. The species name after J. Westland;
inspector at the royal garden in Hamburg.