Botany Photo of the Day Aristolochia arborea

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    It is always intriguing to find the outlier in a plant family. As noted in the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group summary, the Aristolochiaceae, or birthwort family, “…are more or less herbaceous plants (they are quite often vines)”. The epithet arborea, though, reveals the habit of this species: a (small) tree. I imagine if I had first […]

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