Aristolochia schlechteri

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Aristolochia schlechteri


Twiner or scrambling vine. Leaves subcoriaceous or chartaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, oblanceolate, (10-) 17-26 by (2.5-) 5-9 cm; Inflorescences in axils of leaves, or cauligerous, usually 1 or 3, simple or spiciform, borne on a knob-like, very short branch; Stamens 6; Capsules not seen.


Asia-Tropical, Madang present, Morobe Distr present, Papua New Guinea present, Sepik present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Sepik, Madang and Morobe Distr.).


Among Malesian species this is unique in possessing a 6-lobed perianth. In leaves it cannot be distinguished from A. momandul. Whether the capsules or seeds are different could as yet not be ascertained.


DING HOU 1983: p. 241. – In: Blumea: f. 6c.
LAUT. 1914 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 107