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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
Woody climber, flowers on old stems freely almost from ground to the top; to 30 ft. high, in forest.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Outside of flower dirty yellow to greenish-white with purplish brown blotches; inside yellow, brown-spotted, with white hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit with 6 rounded ridges, to 6 in. long.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth pale-yellowish-green with black-bulbous-based hairs within.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Colour of outside of perianth not recorded; inside with white hairs.

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zaïre

Aristolochia promissa Mast. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Johnson, W.H. [487], Ghana K000040181
Oct 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7328], Cameroon Pararistolochia promissa 71442.000
Oct 1, 2003 Plot Voucher [B 216], Cameroon Pararistolochia promissa K000197721
Oct 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7328], Cameroon Pararistolochia promissa K000197723
Oct 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7328], Cameroon Pararistolochia promissa K000197722
Jan 1, 1998 Kalbreyer [s.n.], Cameroon Pararistolochia promissa K000350288
Jan 1, 1998 Kalbreyer [s.n.], Cameroon Pararistolochia promissa K000350289
Jan 1, 1998 Kalbreyer [s.n.], Cameroon Pararistolochia promissa K000350287
Johnson, M. [1060], Ghana Pararistolochia promissa K000350290
Johnson, M. [1060], Ghana Pararistolochia promissa K000350292
Johnson, M. [1060], Ghana Pararistolochia promissa K000350291
Johnson, M. [1060], Ghana Pararistolochia promissa K000350293
Johnson, M. [1060], Ghana Pararistolochia promissa K000350294
Talbot, P.A. [1642], Nigeria Pararistolochia promissa K000350286 Unknown type material
Talbot, P.A. [128], Nigeria Pararistolochia talbotii K000350295 Unknown type material

First published in Gard. Chron., n.s., 11: 494 (1879)

Not accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
  • 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.
  • Harris, D.J. (2002). Vasc. Pl. Dzanga-Sangha: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • 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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