Aristolochia tagala

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Aristolochia tagala

Description

Twiner, up to 20 m high. Leaves variable in shape and size, ovate, ovate-oblong, rarely suborbi-cular, 6-20 (-27) by 4-10 (-16) cm; Inflorescences in the axils of foliage leaves, racemiform or paniculate, 2-6 cm long, slightly hairy, glabrescent, or glabrous; Stamens 6; Capsules subglobose, slightly pyriform, or oblong, 3-4 by 2-3 cm, often 6-ridged, glabrous. Seeds triangular, winged, 8.5-10 mm long and wide (incl. the c. 2 mm wide wing), granular beneath, much less so above;

Distribution

Asia-Temperate, Asia-Tropical: Bangladesh (Bangladesh present); Cambodia (Cambodia present); East Himalaya (Sikkim present); India present; Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Australasia: Queensland (Queensland present), Burma present, Hort. Bog cultivated, New Britain present, New Ireland present, Solomon Is present
Widely distributed in India, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China; Malesia (throughout), New Ireland, New Britain, Solomon Is., Australia (Queensland). Cultivated in Hort. Bog. sub n. XV-D-40 and XV-K-AXI-9.

Uses

The powdered roots are said to be tonic, carminative, and emmenagogic, and a very efficient remedy for infantile tympanites if they are pulverized and applied to the abdomen (QUISUMBING, l.c.).
In Ambon, the leaves, ground with curcuma and warmed, are smeared on the abdomen and the limbs when they are swollen; or they are made into a paste for use against such a skin disease as formication (HEYNE, l.c.; BURKILL, l.c.).

Citation

HEND. 1951: Mal. Wild Fl: 421. f. 381A & B
Merr. 1935: Comm. Lour. p 142
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CHAMISSO 1886: Rev. Pl. Vase. Filip. p 218
FORB. & HEMSL. 1891 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot. p 363
DUCHARTRE 1864 – In: DC., Prod. 15. p 480
BLANCO 1845: Fl. Filip., ed. 2. p 197
K. SCH. 1898 – In: Notizbl. Berl.-Dahl. p 113
DUCHARTRE 1864 – In: DC., Prod. 15. p 480
MERR. & PERRY 1942 – In: J. Arn. Arb. p 384
KAO 1964: p. 327. – In: Fl. Hainan. f. 163
Miq. 1866: Prol. Fl. Jap. p 68
C.T. WHITE 1922 – In: Proc. R. Soc. Queensl. p 30
LAUT. 1914 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 106
Liu & LAI 1976 – In: Fl. Taiwan. p 576
Roxb. 1832 – In: Fl. Ind., ed. Carey. p 489
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip. p 120
SOLEREDER 1889 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 464
SCHMIDT 1935 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 16b. p 241
RIDLEY 1924 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 18
DECNE 1835: Herb. Timor. Descr. p 40
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WILLD. 1805 – In: Sp. Pl. p 157
PEEKEL 1947 – In: Illustr. Fl. Bismarck Arch. (MS). sub f. 528
CHAMISSO 1978: Mal. Seed Pl., ed. 2. f. 59
K. SCH. & LAUT. 1900: Fl. Deut. Schutzgeb. Südsee. p 302
F.-VILL. 1880: Nov. App. p 174
Merr. 1935 – In: Gard. Bull. S. S. p 131
HOOK. f. 1886 – In: Fl. Br. India. p 75
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SCHMIDT 1935 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 16b. p 241
KOIDZUMI 1930: Fl. Symb. Orient.-Asiat. p 16
BURK. 1935 – In: Diet. p 239
Miq. 1858 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat. p 1066
H. KENG 1969: Mal. Seed Pl. f. 58
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CHAMISSO 1917: Int. Rumph. p 209
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WARB. 1891 – In: Bot Jahrb. p 300
VIDAL 1885: Phan. Cuming. p 138
LAUT. 1914 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 105
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IGARASHI 1979: Food Pl. Papilionidae. t. 12
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