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Aristolochia steupii Woronow




perennial herb < 0,5 m,  carrot-shaped tuber


2-3 cm, odour barely noticeable


Russia, Georgia


thick-shelled, triangular, large elaiosome,

stratification 1-5 years

Aristolochia steupii often is found on the top of wishlists of Aristolochia enthusiasts.

It combines colourful flowers, relative hardiness and a compact growth.

Quite an easy plant to grow as it originates from very humid forests and streams near the Black Sea but (like other species of the pontica complex) a horrible plant to propagate.

The flowers are quite tiny compared to the related Caucasian Aristolochia species though.


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