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Aristolochia labiata Willd.

Family Name: Aristolochiaceae
Synonyms: Aristolochia brasiliensis Mart., Aristolochia brasiliensis Duch. var. macrophylla, Aristolochia brasiliensis (Mart. & Zucc.) Hoehne var. galeata, Aristolochia galeata Mart.
Common Name: Rooster Flower
Full Sun Moderate Water Climber, Vine and Liana


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana
Plant Ploidy Haploid / Monoploid (2n=1x)
Maximum Height 2.4 m to 3 m


Native Distribution Brazil
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Mediterranean

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Herbaceous evergreen vine with a climbing growth habit.
Foliage Light green, glossy leaves are heart-shaped to triangular with entire leaf margin (20 cm wide). Leaf-like stipules are located at the base of the leaf stalk.
Flowers Flowers (15 cm wide) resemble pelicans from the side view. Light yellow flowers are covered by a fine net-like pattern in maroon. The pouch-like portion of the flower is smooth, while the one of the lips is large and wrinkled.
Fruits Dry dehiscent fruits are known as capsules. Beige fruits split open into 6 oblong compartments. Seeds are surrounded on all sides by an ovate wing (1.5 cm long, 1 cm wide).
Cultivation Propagate by seed.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White, Brown

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Master ID 20
Species ID 1316
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Species record last updated on: 23 February 2022.