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Aristolochia ringens

Aristolochiaceae (birthwort family) » Aristolochia ringens

 

a-ris-toh-LOH-kee-uh -- from the Greek aristo (best) and lochia (delivery), referring to the medicinal qualities of the plant in helping childbirth

RIN-jens -- meaning, open-mouthed, referring to a hole

 

commonly known as: dutchman's pipe, gaping dutchman's pipe, pipe vine • Marathi: बदक वेल badak vel

 

Origin: Brazil, Mexico, Panama

  

Photographed near Karnala, Maharashtra.

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Taken on June 24, 2007