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Dutchman's Pipes

Aristolochia spp.

Aristolochiaceae - Aristolochia littoralis by Hectonichus (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Moderate watering

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Aristolochia gibertii

Dutchman's Pipes Overview

Aristolochia is a large genus of woody, deciduous climbing vines and herbaceous perennials has over 500 species. Some species are colloquially referred to as Dutchman’s Pipe and it also contains threatened species at risk of extinction. Flowers are strongly scented and usually purple and white in colour. They are enlarged and circular at the base, extending into thin, soft, papery structures that do not resemble traditional flower shapes. This is due to their unique strategy for pollination, which involves attracting and trapping flies for short periods of time.