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Aristolochiaceae family (1 species)

Aristolochia trilobata
Linnaeus
, Sp. Pl. 2: 960.  1753.

Twef
Indigenous rare vine of semi-open spots (exposed ridges, ravines) in lower montane tropical rainforest.
St. Martin, Antigua, Guadeloupe, La Désirade, Marie Galante, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent,  Greater Antilles, Mesoamerica.
Although Aristolochia constricta is the more commonly cultivated species, the leaves of A. trilobata are also eaten by the caterpillars of a swallowtail butterfly. The caterpillars
(chini twef) are placed in strong white rum and used as stomach medicine.
Local medicinal uses   Occasionally cultivated