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Pipe vine

Aristolochia pilosa

Description:

I found this wild plant at about 1200ft in elevation in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. From the beginning of the round part to the tip of the 'nose' it's probably about 4.5 inches. From 'head' to 'nose' maybe 2 inches or so. It was growing on a thin vine and I saw one other of these that was shriveled up.



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Aristolochia sp


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24 Comments

BeNature
BeNature 6 years ago

Thanks Andrea!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 6 years ago

Beautiful Aristolochia BeNature! Great spotting!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Felicidades magnifica foto.

Matt Gardner
Matt Gardner 7 years ago

wow awsome!!

BeNature
BeNature 7 years ago

Gracias Jonathan por decirme el especie!

Super BeNature, felicitaciones....

BeNature
BeNature 7 years ago

Thanks everybody! It's very exciting for me to have a new outlet to share some of my photos (and see that people appreciate them). I've been living in Costa Rica taking mainly macro photos for the last 5+ years. That Pipe Vine is one of my newest ones :)

Congrats! Beautiful photos!

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Congratulations beautiful macro photo.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

fantastic! Congratulations

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

Wel deserved, congratulations!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Great Macro photography.

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 7 years ago

Congratulation BeNature.....

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

congrats

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Congratulations,

aldrin
aldrin 7 years ago

congrats! : )

peter
peter 7 years ago

Congrats on Spotting of the Day!

"The Pipe Vine is one hairy plant! These hairs serve as a trap for insects entering its tube shaped blooms. Eventually the insect escapes covered with pollen."

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craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

Wow! Great shots of a really wonderful Aristolochia. Nice work one and all.

BeNature
BeNature 7 years ago

Great! Thanks Jonathan and Adam! This site is awesome!

AdamEhrenfeuchter
AdamEhrenfeuchter 7 years ago

Definitely Aristolochia pilosa. Gorgeous photos. Also commonly called "Pipe Vine"

LisaPalmerFleming
LisaPalmerFleming 7 years ago

wow! That's impressive!.

Looks a little like a Aristolochia sp

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Awesome!

BeNature
Spotted by
BeNature

San José, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.34, Long: -83.70

Spotted on Jan 4, 2012
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

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