Aristolochia macginitieana


Taxonavigation: Piperales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Piperales

Familia: Aristolochiaceae
Subfamilia: Aristolochioideae
Genus: Aristolochia
Species: Aristolochia macginitieana


Aristolochia macginitieana J. Freitas & Doweld, Phytotaxa 500: 59. 2021.


  • Homotypic
    • Aristolochia triangularis Macginitie, Publ. Carnegie Inst. Washington 465: 137. 1937, nom. illeg. non Aristolochia triangularis Cham., Linnaea 7: 209. 1832 (extant species).


Aristolochia macginitieana J. Freitas & Doweld is a fossil, described based on leaf remains from the Rupelian (Lower Oligocene) sediments of Redding Creek, California, USA.

Holotype Nº 1029 in UCMP (Palaeobotany Collection), Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

The new name is dedicated to Macginitie, who made important contributions to palaeobotany in North America and described originally Aristolochia triangularis Macginitie.