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Common name

English: Calico flower


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Aristolochiales (3)

        Family: Aristolochiaceae (4)(family description)

          Genus: Aristolochia (3)

            Epithet: littoralis Parodi (4)

Synonyms: Aristolochia elegans Mast., Aristolochia hassleriana Chodat

elegans => graceful, neat, nice

hassleriana => in honor of Émile Hassler (1861-1937), Swiss naturalist and botanist who mainly worked in Paraguay

littoralis => found on the seashore


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, white

External links

Check for Aristolochia littoralis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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