It is widely distributed: the distribution is from the Himalaya to Sri Lanka through South East Asia (includes Myanmar, Indonesia, Indochina, and Thailand) and China, to Oceania (includes the whole of Malesia, the Solomon Islands and Queensland in Australia).  

The species is found in forests and open lowland thickets, climbing over bushes and trees.[1] 
The caterpillars of two rare butterflies, the Common Birdwing (Troides helena cerberus) and Common Rose, feed on the leaves of this plant. 
The species is used as medicines. The Malays pound the leaves apply it to the head to treat fever. In Indonesia, poultice are made with leaves of the species ; it is applied to the swollen abdomen or limbs. In the Philippines, snake bites and malaria is treated with the plant. In India, the roots are considered a tonic, carminative and emmenagogue.[1]             
(Ref. Wikipedia– 1.4.13)

Aristolochia tagala : 3 posts by 3 authors.
Can anyone on the group pass me some info about the availability of plant or seeds of this plant.

Collected these plants at Saduragiri hills near Sri Villiputhur.
Planted one plant @ Tamil University Herbal Garden.
Does not know present availability.

You can get the plants or seeds from Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden, Palode, Kerala. visit



It is my pleasure to share few images of Aristolochia tagala (Aristolochiaceaea) 
Habit: Climbing shrub
Habitat: Evergreen forest.
Sighting: Bisle, Sakaleshpur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl.
Date: 22-09-2015 and 27-10-2015



MS Oct.2016/26 Aristolochia sp. for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram
Altitude : 800 – 1000 m.
Date : 30-12-2016
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild

It is Aristolochia tagala Cham. Family : Aristolochiaceae


ID KANNUR 35 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please identify this climber… probably Aristolochia…. from Kannur District of Kerala.

Pl. check comparative images at genera page in efi site. 


Does not seem to match with comparative images at