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Aristolochia arborea , Aristolochia Tree

Aristolochia arborea

Aristolochia Tree
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual color

Small, thin, rainforest tree of Central America with corky bark. Flowers appear mostly in clusters near the base of the tree with occasional solitary or paired flowers in the axils higher up. Flower resembles a small capped mushroom in the genus Marasmius and possibly pollinated by mushroom gnats. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings.

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