Potamos-Birthwort (type record from Potamos River, Greece)
approx. 80 cm
perennial, tuberous, suberect herb
yellowish-brown with purple ornamentations
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
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 25 cm.