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The "Dutchman's pipe". A carnivorous plant attracting insects inside his merged corolla that reveals to be a deadly trap.

The gender Aristolochia has many medicinal local uses.

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Calico-flower - Photo (c) Kathy, some rights reserved (CC BY)
eleeuw's ID: Calico-flower (Aristolochia elegans)
Posted by eleeuw 5 months ago (Flag)
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Nice one! As far as I know, the flowers temporarily capture insects but release them later when powdered with pollen. Otherwise it wouldn't pay off in terms of reproduction...

Posted by jakob 5 months ago (Flag)
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Aristolochia albida - Photo (c) Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
eleeuw's ID: Aristolochia albida, a member of Pipevines (Genus Aristolochia)
Posted by eleeuw 5 months ago (Flag)
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Calico-flower - Photo (c) Kathy, some rights reserved (CC BY)
eleeuw's ID: Calico-flower (Aristolochia elegans)
Posted by eleeuw 5 months ago (Flag)
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Well, logical ! I change the description.

In fact, I have observed that it is quite easy to get in but difficult for insects to get out of it, and some are found dead inside.

I have also captured a 'ringens', I'll upload it later...

Posted by eleeuw 5 months ago (Flag)
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Calico-flower - Photo (c) Kathy, some rights reserved (CC BY)
marcoschmidtffm's ID: Calico-flower (Aristolochia elegans)
Posted by marcoschmidtffm 4 months ago (Flag)
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Calico-flower - Photo (c) Kathy, some rights reserved (CC BY)
eleeuw's ID: Calico-flower (Aristolochia elegans)
Calico-flower - Photo (c) Kathy, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Calico-flower (Aristolochia elegans)
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