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Aristolochia baetica

 

Description: Evergreen climber, (rarely procumbent) with stems to 5m; leaves to 10 6cm, triangular-ovate, cordate, glaucous, the basal sinus deep and usually narrow, the lobes to 1/4 as long as the leaf; flowers 2-5cm brownish-purple to reddish, tube stongly curved; ovary and pedicels glabrous, fruit imple, dry, 1-4cm, ovoid or oblong.



Poison: All Aristolochia species have poisonous alkaloids or aristolochic acid.

Uses: Anthelmintic, Purgative

Distribution: Algeria,  Gibraltar,  Morocco,  Portugal,  Spain, 

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