Piper pulleanum

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Piper pulleanum

Description

Shrub or treelet, to 2.5 m tall. Stem densely retrorsely crisp-pubescent. Stipules may be long persistent. Petiole 0.3-0.7(-1) cm long, densely brown-pubescent; blade not conspicuously glandular-dotted, often drying dull greyish green, somewhat scabrous and bullate, ovate or elliptic-ovate, 11-25 x 4.5-8 cm, apex acuminate, base unequally attached to petiole difference 0.1-0.3 cm, obtuse to subcordate, almost glabrous above, veins may be somewhat appressed-pubescent, appressed-pubescent below especially on veins; pinnately veined, secondary veins 3-4(-5), originating from lower 1/2 of primary vein, ascending at an angle of ca. 45ยบ, flat to prominulous above, prominent below, tertiary veins transverse. Inflorescence erect; peduncle 0.5-8(-2.5) cm long, brown crisp-pubescent; spike 5-8 cm long, white to yellowish, apiculate; floral bracts marginally fringed; anthers dehiscing laterally. Infructescence erect; fruits obovoid to trigonous, papillose or hispidulous, ca. 2 mm wide; stigmas 3.

Distribution

Guianas: present
The Guianas; 22 collections studied (GU: 7; SU: 5; FG: 10).

Common Name

English: petpe