Neha Patil

Aristolochia boosii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Aristolochiaceae
Scientific name  Aristolochia boosii
Rank  Species
Order  Piperales
Genus  Aristolochia
Higher classification  Aristolochia
Similar  Aristolochia, Aristolochia eriantha, Aristolochia pontica, Aristolochia bridgesii, Aristolochiaceae

Aristolochia boosii is a species of woody vine in the Aristolochiaceae plant family which is endemic to Trinidad and Tobago. Known only from a few locations in southern Trinidad, the species was first collected by Julius Boos in 1977. After determining that it was new to science, the species was described by Jacqueline Anne Panter in 1981 and named for its discoverer.

Although Aristolochia boosii is not listed in the IUCN Red List, the authors of a 2008 assessment of the endemic plant species of Trinidad and Tobago considered it endangered because it is only known from three locality, and this area is shrinking or experiencing habitat degradation.

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Aristolochia boosii Wikipedia


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