Piper duckei

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Piper duckei


Shrub to 1.5 m tall. Stem densely hirsute. Petiole 0.5-1.2 cm long, hirsute, broadly vaginate or winged to apex; blade drying glossy above, not scabrous, not conspicuously glandular-dotted, slightly asymmetrical, broadly elliptic, 13-21 x 7.5-10 cm, apex (long) acuminate, base equal or unequally attached to petiole difference 0-0.5 cm, rounded or cordulate, one side may be subacute, glabrous above, hirsute below, veins densely so; pinnately veined, secondary veins 4-8 per side, originating from lower 3/4 or 2/3 of primary vein, impressed above, tertiary veins reticulate, prominulous. Inflorescence erect; peduncle 0.4-1.5 cm long, crisp-pubescent; spike to 16 cm long, pink, apiculate; floral bracts densely marginally fringed. Fruits obpyramidate-trigonous, apex depressed, glandular, pubescent, stigmas 3, linear, sessile.


Guyana present, Southern America: Brazil North (Amazonas present, ParĂ¡ present)
Brazil (Amazonas and ParĂ¡) and Guyana; 2 collections studied (GU: 1).