Piper capense L.f.
var. brachyrhachis (C.H. Wright) Verdc.

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Piper capense var. brachyrhachis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Piper capense var. brachyrhachis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Piper capense var. brachyrhachis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

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Synonyms: Piper brachyrhachis C.H. Wright
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Status: Native
Description:
See var. capense for general details. This variety differs by the more densely pubescent leaf undersides, upper shoots and petioles; the flower spikes are always very short, less than 2 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capense: of the Cape;
brachyrhachis: with a short rhachis, referring to the short inflorescences.
Habitat: In evergreen forest, riverine and swamp forest and high rainfall miombo woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Southwestern Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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Content last updated: Friday 12 April 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 224.

Diniz, M.A. (1997). Piperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2) Pages 27 - 28.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 83.

Other sources of information about Piper capense var. brachyrhachis:

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Flora of Zambia: Piper capense var. brachyrhachis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Piper capense
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Piper capense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Piper capense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Piper capense
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Piper capense
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Piper capense
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Piper capense
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Piper capense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Piper capense
Ispot Southern Africa: Piper capense
JSTOR Plant Science: Piper capense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Piper capense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Piper capense
The Plant List (version 1.1): Piper capense
Tropicos: Piper capense


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Piper capense var. brachyrhachis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=206380, retrieved 27 June 2019

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