Dutchman's Pipe family : ARISTOLOCHIACEAE (MAGNOLIIDAE) in Australia

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Aristolochia elegans
Dutchman's Pipe
Photo: courtesy of Todd Burrows,
Redcliffe, February, 2009
introduced (poisonous to Australian caterpillars)

Aristolochia acuminata
Tagala Vine
Photo: courtesy of Karen Doyle,
Townsville, April 2007
native (foodplant for Australian caterpillars)
Other species in this family that occur in Australia are:
  • Chalmers Aristolochia ( Aristolochia chalmersii ),
  • Indian Birthwort ( Aristolochia indica ),
  • Australian Native Dutchman's Pipe ( Aristolochia thozetii ),
  • Parson's Aristolochia ( Pararistolochia australopithecurus ),
  • Mountain Aristolochia ( Pararistolochia deltantha ),
  • Heathlands Aristolochia ( Pararistolochia linearifolia ),
  • Iron Range Aristolochia ( Pararistolochia peninsulensis ),
  • Richmond Birdwing Vine ( Pararistolochia praevenosa ),
  • Some plants in ARISTOLOCHIACEAE are the preferred foodplants of some Australian Butterflies, including:


    Cressida cressida

    Troides euphorion

    Troides priamus

    Troides richmondia

    Atrophaneura polydorus


    Further reading:

    Garry Sankowsky,
    Aristolochia acuminata and the Richmond Birdwing,
    Metamorphosis Australia Issue 73 (June 2014), pp. 11-14,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.


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    (updated 3 January 2013, 20 June 2014)