Plant Genera


Family Code: ARISTO
Genus Code: ARIST2
Genus CN: dutchman's pipe
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 300 species, herbs and vines, once Endodeca, Isotrema, and Pararistolochia are excluded (Huber in Kubitzki 1993). Recent work has clarified that Aristolochia s.l. comprises 4 main clades, each of which is distinctive molecularly, morphologically, and in karyotype. These can be (as here) recognized as genera, or alternatively as four subgenera, grouped into two genera (Aristolochia including Pararistolochia, and Isotrema including Endodeca), as suggested by Ohi-Toma et al. (2006).
Genus References: Barringer in FNA (1997); Ohi-Toma et al. (2006); Kelly & GonzŠlez (2003); Huber in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993). [also see Endodeca and Isotrema]
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