1862.000 Piper L.

Diniz, M.A. (1997) Piperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs, climbers or lianes, not herbs. Stipules sheathing, adnate to the petiole. Leaves alternate, not fleshy. Inflorescence of axillary or leaf-opposed spikes. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Perianth 0. Stamens 2-4. Stigmas 2-5. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe.

Worldwide: c. 2000 species in the tropics

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capense L.f. var. capense N,SDescription, Image
capense L.f. var. brachyrhachis (C.H. Wright) Verdc.N,CDescription, Image
umbellatum L.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Piper:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Piper
Flora of Zambia: Piper
Flora of Zimbabwe: Piper

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Piper
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Piper
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Piper
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Piper
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Piper
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Piper
JSTOR Plant Science: Piper
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Piper
Plants of the World Online: Piper
Tropicos: Piper
Wikipedia: Piper

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Piper.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=458, retrieved 25 September 2023

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