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Gaping or Oriental Dutchman's Pipe

Aristolochia ringens


Aristolochia is a large plant genus with over 500 species that is the namesake (type genus) of the family (Aristolochiaceae). Its members are commonly known as birthworts, pipevines or Dutchman's pipes and are widespread and occur in the most diverse climates. Some species, like A. utriformis and A. westlandii, are threatened with extinction.


Originally from Costa Rica to the Amazon; and Jamaica

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Gaping Dutchman's Pipe
Aristolochia ringens Aristolochia

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VivBraznell 10 years ago

I thought the marker was 'over' Chiang Mai, hence the question.

pamsai 10 years ago

No my dear, it was in the grounds of Tao Gardens, a health retreat center in Northern Thailand...

VivBraznell 10 years ago

What a fabulous plant Pam! Was this in Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens?

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จังหวัดเชียงใหม่, Thailand

Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on May 6, 2012

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