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Perennial, woody vine, [ shrub], rhizomed, aromatic.
Stem: branched, occasionally ± underground.
Leaf: simple, basal, cauline, or arising from rhizome, alternate; blade generally cordate, entire.
Inflorescence: flower generally 1, axillary or terminal.
Flower: bisexual, radial or bilateral; sepals 3, free or fused; petals generally 0; stamens generally 6 or 12, free or fused to style; pistil generally 1, ovary ± or partly inferior, chambers generally 6.
Fruit: generally capsule.
5–8 genera, ± 500 species: mainly tropics, warm temperate; some cultivated (Aristolochia, Asarum, Saruma). [Neinhaus et al. 2005 Plant Syst Evol 250:7–26] —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Aristolochiaceae
Rhizome shallowly horizontal or deeply ± vertical, plants spreading or clumped; roots gingery-aromatic.Key to Asarum
Leaf: from rhizome, generally evergreen; blade cordate to reniform.
Inflorescence: flower terminal, at ground level.
Flower: generally dark colored; sepals forming tube, persistent; stamens 12, free from style, tips generally appendaged.
Fruit: fleshy capsule.
Seed: with fleshy appendage, ant-dispersed.
90 species: n temperate. (Greek: derivation unknown) [Kelly 2001 Syst Bot 26:17–53]
Plants generally spreading, forming loose mat; rhizomes near soil surface, horizontal.
Leaf: blade all green.
Inflorescence: peduncle reflexed in flower.
Flower: calyx lobes 0.8–1.5 cm, strongly reflexed in flower, obtuse to acute or abruptly pointed, red, tube white inside, generally not striped (or partial median stripe); stamen tip < pollen sacs.
2n=26. Shady wet places; 1000–1900 m. s High Cascade Range (Powellton, Butte Co.), High Sierra Nevada.
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