Aristolochia paecilantha

 

Aristolochia paecilantha

 

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Rootstock oblong or cylindrical. Stems 10-40 cm, usually simple, hirtellous to hirsute. Leaves triangular to ovate-triangular, 4-12 x 3-8 cm, entire or sinuate, acute or obtuse, sometimes mucronate, crisply puberulent to scabrid, base widely cordate with rounded, incurved auricles; petiole 3-20 mm. Peduncles 1-5 cm. Perianth 3.5-6.5 cm, greenish-yellow and hirtellous outside; utricle 5-12 x 3-10 mm, ovate-oblong, tube U-curved, 2-6 mm broad at base, gradually dilated above to 4-8 mm; limb expanded, 1-4.5 x 1.5-4 cm, oblong-ovate, obtuse or rarely acute, inside spotted dark purple and glabrous, rarely hirtellous, base deeply cordate, auricles oblong-concave, obtuse. Ovary pubescent to hirsute. Capsule oblong, pubescent, 3-3.5 x 2-2.3 cm. Fl. 4. Edges of fields, s.l.-1000 m.
W. Syria, N. Iraq. Mainly E. Medit. element, being most common in Lebanon.
 
 
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