Dutchman's Pipe Vines


Jean Waddell added on September 19, 2017 | Answered

Did you know that here in tropical north Queensland, Australia the Birdwing Butterfly breeds on this vine if its the vine that is native to Australia. The European Dutchman's pipe vine is toxic to them jeanwaddell46@bigpond.com

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Answered on September 19, 2017

Very interesting! Thank you! There is another interesting piece of information about them. They are considered "almost" carnivorous. They attract insects to the flowers. They get trapped inside, and die. When the flowers fall off the insects are returned to the soil, where they become nutrients. Very interesting way of doing things.

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