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Pelican flower

Aristolochia grandiflora


The biggest flower in Central America, Aristolochia grandiflora produces large solitary flowers from cordiate leaf axils. Leaves can be up to 25 cm wide. Flowers are heart shaped: 10–20 cm wide and have tails that are up to 60 cm long. The flower is green/white with purple/brown veins. The center of the flower is darker colored, which attracts pollinators along with a distinctive odor to its reproductive elements.

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Jessie Aguilar
Jessie Aguilar 6 years ago

Thanks triggsturner!

triggsturner 6 years ago

Belated congrats on your SOTD Jessie. A stunning looking flower.

Jessie Aguilar
Jessie Aguilar 6 years ago

¡Muchas gracias Jonathan!

Felicitaciones Jessie, un exelente aporte al proyecto. esperamos ver mas pronto.

Jessie Aguilar
Jessie Aguilar 6 years ago

Thank you all! 🌿

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 6 years ago

Congrats Jessie!
Thanks for sharing.

KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Congratulations Jessie!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 6 years ago

Great spotting! Congrats, Jessie.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats Jessie.

outsidegirl0 6 years ago

congrats on spectacular SOTD!

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations Jessie, your Pelican Flower is our Spotting of the Day!

"This large and beautiful Pelican flower (Aristolochia grandiflora) is our Spotting of the Day! The genus Aristolochia comprises about 120 species which are found in the tropics and subtropics. Aristolochia grandiflora ("large flower") is appropriately named: its has one of the largest flowers of any New World species.
Find out more about this plant here: "



Jessie Aguilar
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Jessie Aguilar

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 2, 2017
Submitted on Aug 22, 2017

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