Aristolochia amazonica   Ule

trivial name

size

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humidity

water requirements

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

Amazonian Pipevine

approx. 3-5 m

tuberous, twining liana

brownish, white throat and deep purple limb

sunny conditions

20-30 °C in summer, 10-20 °C in winter 

> 60 %

humid but very susceptible, water carefully!

neutral

seeds, cuttings, root cuttings

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


Officially the name A. amazonica is placed under the synonymy of A. pilosa nowadays, the latter of which has been described from the tropical rainforests of Central America. As the name already implies, A. amazonica is restricted to the Amazonian basin.

 

Not only by this geographical barrier, but also by obvious morphological characteristics of living plants I heavily doubt these two taxons represent the same species so I will list it here as a species of its own as described by Ule.