Common name: Calico Flower
Aristolochia elegans Mast. APNI*
Synonyms: Aristolochia littoralis Parodi APNI*
Description: Vigorous climber, glabrous.
Leaves broad-cordate to kidney-shaped, mostly wider than long, 3–8 cm long, 3–10 cm wide; lower surface pale, glaucous; petiole 1.5–5 cm long.
Flowers solitary, axillary, with a green-yellow to white corolla tube supporting an orbicular lobe, veined and marbled purple to maroon, with a dark throat; tube bent 3 cm long; lobe c. 3.5 long. Peduncles up to 7 cm long.
Capsule ribbed, 5–8 cm long with an apical projection.
Flowering: Flowers mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Commonly cultivated in warmer climates, recorded as naturalized near Casino. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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