Aristolochia macroura   Ortega

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

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10+ m 

twining liana

brownish-purple, spotted throat

light shade

20-45 °C in summer, 5-12 °C in winter 

> 50 %

constant humidity and much water especially during hot days

slightly acidic

seeds, cuttings

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


Aristolochia macroura constitutes the southern equivalent to the widespread A. trilobata with which it is often confused.

 

A quite distinctive feature beside the ones mentioned here is easy to recognize for everybody even without eyesight: While A. trilobata emits quite a strange, undescribable smell if you come close it is absolutely no problem distinguishing it from the strong faecal odour of an open A. macroura flower which is recognizable from a dozen metres away on a hot summerday!