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

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
capense L.f. var. capense N,W,ENw,N,McDescription, Image
capense L.f. var. brachyrhachis (C.H. Wright) Verdc.N,W,CCb,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
guineense Thonn. & Schumach. WNw

Other sources of information about Piper:

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Flora of Malawi: Piper
Flora of Mozambique: Piper
Flora of Zimbabwe: Piper

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Piper
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Piper
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Piper
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Piper
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Piper

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Piper.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=458, retrieved 21 October 2019

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