Aristolochia engleriana

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Aristolochia engleriana


Small to moderately high twiner. Leaves subcoriaceous or chartaceous, lanceolate, ovate-elliptic, obovate to oblanceolate, (5-) 8-15 (-19) by (2-) 4.5-6 (-7) cm; Inflorescences in the axils of leaves, or cauligerous, spiciform, rachides up to c. 4 cm long, internodes distinct, shortly hairy; Stamens 6; Capsule bright orange, ellipsoid, or pyriform (type description), 6-9.5 by 2-4.5 cm, 6-ridged, smooth. Seeds triangular, c. 11 by 9 mm, smooth on both surfaces, not winged.


Asia-Tropical, Eastern present, Malingdam present, Papua New Guinea present, Sepik present, Southern Highlands Distr present, West New Guinea present, Western present
Malesia: West New Guinea (Malingdam); Papua New Guinea (Sepik, Western, Eastern, and Southern Highlands Distr.). .


From other New Guinea species easily recognizable by the 3-nerved leaves with a noncordate base (base rounded, obtuse, broadly truncate, sometimes cuneate) and a pyriform fruit.
IGARASHI () gave a photograph, under the name A. schlechteri, which is probably the present species.


DING HOU 1983: p. 238. – In: Blumea: f. 5b, 7b.