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Aristolochia coryi (Cory's dutchman's-pipe)
Rintz, Richard

Aristolochia coryi

Aristolochia coryi I.M. Johnst.

Cory's Dutchman's-pipe, Cory's Pipevine

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Synonym(s): Aristolochia brevipes, Aristolochia brevipes var. acuminata

USDA Symbol: ARCO8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Deltoid
Leaf Venation: Palmate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cordate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems procumbent, sometimes climbing, up to about 18 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: Southwestern Texas and northern Mexico.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist


Use Medicinal: Many species of Aristolochia have been used in the treatment of snakebite; the treatment may or may not be effective. All species contain aristolochic acid, which is variously reported as tumor-causing or tumor-inhibiting (J. A. Duke 1985).
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Pipe-vine swallowtail

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aristolochia coryi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aristolochia coryi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aristolochia coryi


Record Modified: 2022-11-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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