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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Aristolochiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Stem twining, stout, assured
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence with a thickly wooded base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellowish-white, lobes reddish-purple with white streaks.

[FWTA]

Aristolochiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
A stout forest liane, to 100 ft. high
Morphology General Bark
Rough channelled bark
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Twining petioles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth tube greenish to yellowish-white outside with very numerous purple spots, lobes deep purple.

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

Aristolochia macrocarpa Duch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Soyaux, H. [317], Gabon Pararistolochia soyauxiana K000350299
Gabon Pararistolochia soyauxiana K000350301
Soyaux, H. [182], Gabon Pararistolochia soyauxiana K000350300
Talbot, P.A. [1542], Nigeria Pararistolochia tribrachiata K000350282
Ollerton, J. [82], Gabon Pararistolochia flos-avis 63508.000
Zenker, G.A. [2792], Cameroon Pararistolochia flos-avis K000350297
Zenker, G.A. [2461], Cameroon Pararistolochia flos-avis K000350298

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 15(1): 497 (1864)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Pararistolochia macrocarpa.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Buchwalder, K., Samain, M.-S., Sankowsky, G., Neinhuis, C. & Wanke, S. (2014). Nomenclatural updates of Aristolochia subgenus Pararistolochia (Aristolochiaceae) Australian Systematic Botany 27: 48-55.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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