Giant Pelican Flower

Aristolochia maxima, also known as the giant pelican flower, is a tropical vine that produces large, stunning flowers. Highlights include its unique and intricate flower structure, which is shaped like a pelican's beak and can grow up to a foot long. The flowers have a strong, unpleasant odor that attracts pollinating flies, but also deters other insects from feeding on the plant. The vine is also valued for its medicinal properties, particularly for its use in traditional medicine to treat snakebites and other ailments.

Giant Pelican Flower

(Aristolochia maxima)



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