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[
Pararistolochia momandul (K.Schum.) Mich.J.Parsons
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[
]. The stems are 22 - 45cm in diameter[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Molukus) eastwards to New Guinea.
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[
Sap from the vine is said to be used in making 'papeda' (sago porridge)[
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