Aristolochia labiata, Aristolochia brasiliensis, Mottled Dutchman's Pipe, Roster Flower

Aristolochia labiata, Aristolochia brasiliensis

Mottled Dutchman's Pipe, Roster Flower
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Zone: 9-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterUnusual color

Vigorous climbing vine, tropical to subtropical.

Aristolochia labiata flower has somewhat similar shape to Aristolochia ringens but has much bigger calyx which is dingy-yellow with purple veins. Tube of the flower is inflated, with 2-lipped limb; the upper lip is narrow, up to 4" long, and the lower lip expanded into a reniform lobe 4" long and 7" across. Leaves are large, up to 8" across.

It is important not to confuse Aristolochia brasilensis, a synonym of Aristolochia labiata, with "Brasilensis" cultivar of Aristolochia gigantea.

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