pelican flower

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Related to Aristolochia gigantea: Aristolochia macrophylla

pelican flower:

see birthwortbirthwort
, common name for the Aristolochiaceae, a family of shrubs and woody climbing vines found in the tropics and other warm regions. The largest genus, Aristolochia, includes several plants cultivated in the United States as medicinals (e.g.
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Graham Rankin, director of Aberglasney Garden, said, This year the flowers of the Aristolochia gigantea are far more dramatic than usual measuring 36cm in length.
titanum, Rafflesias, and the pelican flower, Aristolochia gigantea, whose pipe-shaped flowers can reach more than a foot long.