Aristolochia gaudichaudii

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Aristolochia gaudichaudii


Twiner, sometimes creeper, up to 20 m high. Leaves chartaceous, ovate, broad-ovate, triangular or deltoid in outline, 11-22 by 10-18 cm; Inflorescences in the axils of leaves, with rachis up to 6 cm long, or cauligerous (often with several mostly simple branches, arising from a knob or spot of the stem, up to 14 cm long), branches usually spiciform, with spacious internodes; Stamens 6; Capsules oblong, 4-6 by c. 3 cm, glabrous. Seeds (incl. wing) transverse-oblong, 6-11.5 by 12-16 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present, Batjan present, Ceram present, Fak Fak present, Job I present, Manokwari present, New Ireland present, Rawak present, Schouten & Biak Is present, Sepik present, Sidei present, Sorong present, Toronta present, Waigeo present
Malesia: Moluccas (Batjan, Ceram) and New Guinea (Sorong, Manokwari, Fak Fak, Sidei, Toronta, Sepik) and neighbouring islands: Job I., Rawak (Waigeo), Schouten & Biak Is., and New Ireland.


IGARASHI 1979: Food Pl. Papilionidae. t. 26
SCHMIDT 1935 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 16b. p 241
DUCHARTRE 1864 – In: DC., Prod. 15. p 481
DING HOU 1983 – In: Blumea. p 238
LAUT. 1914 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 105
Miq. 1858 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat. p 1067
ROEPKE 1935: p. 80. – In: Trop. Natuur. f. 5
KLOTZSCH 1859: Monatsb. Akad. Berl. p 597