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

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Piper capense var. brachyrhachis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Piper capense var. brachyrhachis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Piper capense var. brachyrhachis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

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Synonyms: Piper brachyrhachis C.H. Wright
Common names:
Status: Native
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.
Type location:
Syntypes from Malawi
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.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southwestern Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Mc,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 12 April 2019

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.

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Flora of Malawi: Piper capense var. brachyrhachis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): 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
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Piper capense
iNaturalist: Piper capense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Piper capense
JSTOR Plant Science: Piper capense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Piper capense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Piper capense
Plants of the World Online: Piper capense
Tropicos: Piper capense
Wikipedia: Piper capense

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Piper capense var. brachyrhachis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=206380, retrieved 2 December 2022

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