Aristolochia rotunda L.


Genus: Aristolochia

Catalan common name: Caputxes. Carbassa pudent. Herba de la gauda.

Spanish common name: Aristoloquia redonda o hembra.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Girona.

Distribution in the islands: Menorca.

General distribution (Phytogeography): North Mediterranean

IUCN Category: VUVulnerable

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Geophyte.

Habitats: Hedges. Non-saline wetlands (intermittent watercourses, streams, artesian wells, ditches). Wild olive trees and other sclerophyllous shrublands. Juniperus phoenicea subsp. turbinata forest. Humid soils.

Characteristics: This plant is characterised by its dark green, heart-shaped leaves with a short leaf-stalk. The flowers are yellowish with a brown throat, and emerge from the leaves axil. It lives among the bushes in areas near the coast; it is not at all frequent.