Aristolochia bodamae   Dingler

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

Potamos-Birthwort (type record from Potamos River, Greece)

approx. 80 cm

perennial, tuberous, suberect herb

yellowish-brown with purple ornamentations

semi shade

20-40 °C in summer, hardy to -8 °C with isolation

> 50 %

only to be watered during the short growth period, completely dry in summer & winter

neutral

seeds (stratification period up to 2 years), root cuttings

3 (1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)


Aristolochia bodamae constitutes the westernmost representative of a small species complex consisting of impressively large-flowered herbs.

 

The foliage is extraordinary large compared to most other Mediterranean Aristolochia, too - a single leaf blade can easily reach the size of 15 cm.