Aristolochia cretica Lam.

Aristolochia cretica Lam.


    Taxon info

    Aristolochia cretica is endemic to Kriti and Karpathos, growing in slightly damp places in ravines, often under bushes. The peculiar flowers have a certain resemblance to the inflorescence of Araceae and are similarly pollinated by small flies. Aristolochia is a large, mainly tropical genus with 12 species in Greece.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. – Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem; Athens: Hellenic Botanical Society. p. 320



    Greece (Kriti and Karpathos present)


    Native / Range-Restricted


    Greek endemic


    Geophyte (Cryptophyte)


    Woodlands and scrub

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81


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