Aristolochia boosii

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Aristolochia boosii
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Genus: Aristolochia
Species: A. boosii
Binomial name
Aristolochia boosii
Panter

Aristolochia boosii is a species of woody vine in the Aristolochiaceae plant family which is endemic to Trinidad and Tobago. Known only from a few locations in southern Trinidad, the species was first collected by Julius Boos in 1977. After determining that it was new to science, the species was described by Jacqueline Anne Panter in 1981 and named for its discoverer.[2]

Although Aristolochia boosii is not listed in the IUCN Red List, the authors of a 2008 assessment of the endemic plant species of Trinidad and Tobago considered it endangered because it is only known from three locality, and this area is shrinking or experiencing habitat degradation.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Van den Eynden, Veerle; Michael P. Oatham; Winston Johnson (2008). "How free access internet resources benefit biodiversity and conservation research: Trinidad and Tobago’s endemic plants and their conservation status". Oryx 42 (2): 400–07. doi:10.1017/S0030605308007321. 
  2. ^ Panter, J.A. (1981). "Notes on Aristolochia from Trinidad and the Description of A. boosii". Kew Bulletin (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) 36 (2): 231–233. doi:10.2307/4113608. JSTOR 4113608.