Strange nepethes-like flowering vine. Gaping Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia ringens), is a perennial climbing plant and can grow up to 20 Ft high. The spectacular creme - purple flowers are reminiscent of bird beaks. Aristolochia ringens is suitable as a pot plant or outside in warm areas.
This ornamental plant native to tropical America that now grows in a number of African countries has been reported to be used in African traditional medicine for the management of snake bite venom, gastrointestinal disturbances, rheumatoicd arthritis and insomnia among others.