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  Aristolochia ringens
 
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  Family: ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
  Citation:  Aristolochia ringens Vahl, Symb. Bot. 3: 99. 1794.
  Malayalam Name(s): Garudapoovu, Mayilpoovu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Aristolochia, Gaping Dutchman's Pipe, Pipe vine
  Description: Climbing glabrous shrubs. Leaves alternate, 6-12 cm across, orbicular-cordate, deeply sinuate at base, obtuse at apex, pale green above, glaucous beneath; basally5-7 nerved radiate; petiole to 7 cm long; stipules leaflike, 2-lobed, reniform. Flower stalk is slender, four times as long as the leaf stalk. Flowers, 12-20 cm long, greenish, marked with dark purple. Corolla with a obovoid basal portion, ca. 5 cm long, woolly inside and the tube ascends obliquely from the sack, dividing into two very long lips. Capsule 3-5 x 3-4 cm, globose-pyriform, 6-ridged, dehiscing from the base, after dehiscence parachute-like; seeds numerous, broadly deltoid, flat, winged.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant, sometimes runs wild
  Distribution: Native of South and Central America, introduced elsewhere
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Brown, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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