Aristolochia australopithecurus - Mt Bartle Frere Aristolochia

This is the most impressive of the Australian Aristolochias. The leaves can be quite large and the flowers, which are usually found at the base of the plant in large clusters, are the biggest of our native Dutchman's Pipes.

It is a rather delicate species which must have shade and high humidity.

It is a suitable host plant for all Australian Birdwing butterflies and the Red-bodied Swallowtail butterfly.  


Mt Bartle Frere to Millaa Millaa, and east to the coast, in very wet rainforest.