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Useful Tropical Plants

Aristolochia momandul

K.Schum.

Aristolochiaceae


It has been proposed (Parsons, Michael J. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 120(3): 207. 1996) that this species be transferred to Pararistolochia as Pararistolochia momandul (K.Schum.) Mich.J.Parsons. We are not sure at present if this revision is accepted and so, until the review by the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families is complete we shall be retaining it under Aristolochia[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Pararistolochia momandul (K.Schum.) Mich.J.Parsons

Common Name:

Aristolochia momandul
Actually a picture of the closely related and very similar Aristolochia deltantha
Photograph by: Australian National Botanic Gardens
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Aristolochia momandul Aristolochia momandul

General Information

Aristolochia momandul is a climbing plant, usually producing stems up to 6 metres long that scramble over the ground and twine into the surrounding vegetation. Sometimes the plant is found climbing into the tops of tall trees up to 30 metres above the ground[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
]. The stems are 22 - 45cm in diameter[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Molukus) eastwards to New Guinea.

Habitat

Primary forest, beach forest, sometimes occurring in limestone areas on rocky peak; usually at low and medium elevations though sometimes ascending to 1,650 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height6.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Sap from the vine is said to be used in making 'papeda' (sago porridge)[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2020-08-08. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Aristolochia+momandul>

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