Piper alatabaccum

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Piper alatabaccum

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

to 1.2 cm long1
1. 003-002-001

<<Inflorescences>Spikes>Length

5-8 cm long, to 12 cm in fruit2
2. 003-003-001

<<Petiole>Blade>Apex

apex long-acuminate,3
3. 002-002-003

<<Petiole>Blade>Base

base equally attached to petiole, acute;4
4. 002-002-004

<<Petiole>Blade>Dimensions

20-31 x 6-12 cm5
5. 002-002-002

<<Petiole>Blade>Shape

elliptic6
6. 002-002-001

<Fruits>Stigma

stigmas 4, sessile.7
7. 004-001

<Habit>Height

2-3 m tall8
8. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Floral bracts

floral bracts small, rounded peltate, glabrous, caducous;9
9. 003-004

<Inflorescences>Growth form

erect10
10. 003-001

<Inflorescences>Peduncle

peduncle ;11
11. 003-002

<Inflorescences>Rachises

rachis brownish crisp-pubescent.12
12. 003-005

<Inflorescences>Spikes

spike , white turning green, not apiculate;13
13. 003-003

<Petiole>Blade

blade not conspicuously glandular-dotted, , ,14
14. 002-002

<Petiole>Length

1.2-2.5 cm long15
15. 002-001

<Petiole>Veins

pinnately veined, secondairy veins 7-10 per side, originating from throughout primary vein.16
16. 002-003

Common Name

English: ah-de-me-puh-tuh-puh, put-poi-ot, yemiki √£

Description

Shrub or treelet, 2-3 m tall, glabrous. Petiole 1.2-2.5 cm long, vaginate at base; blade not conspicuously glandular-dotted, elliptic, 20-31 x 6-12 cm, apex long-acuminate, base equally attached to petiole, acute; pinnately veined, secondairy veins 7-10 per side, originating from throughout primary vein. Inflorescence erect; peduncle to 1.2 cm long; spike 5-8 cm long, to 12 cm in fruit, white turning green, not apiculate; floral bracts small, rounded peltate, glabrous, caducous; rachis brownish crisp-pubescent. Fruits separate, obovoid with 4 prominent, deltoid or lobed projections at top, glabrous or papillose, stigmas 4, sessile.

Distribution

Bolivar present, Guianas present, Southern America: Venezuela (Venezuela present)
Venezuela (Bolivar), the Guianas; 40 collections studied (GU: 10; SU: 8; FG: 22).

Fruits

Fruits separate, obovoid with 4 prominent, deltoid or lobed projections at top, glabrous or papillose,17
17. 004

Habit

Shrub or treelet, , glabrous.18
18. 001

Individuals Association

Guyana, Essequibo region, W Demerara, Henkel 418 Guyana, Mt. Makarapan, Maas et al. 7490 Suriname, Tumac Humac Mts., Talouakem Inselberg, de Granville et al. 12324 Trinité Mts., de Granville et al. 6428 Upper Inini, de Granville et al. 3978 Suriname, Brownsberg Nature Reserve, Webster 24089

Inflorescences

Inflorescence ;19
19. 003

Notes

The leaves have an aromatic smell.
Piper alatabaccum and P. bartlingianum having a rather similar appearance can easily be distinguished and recognized by the fruit characters.

Petiole

Petiole , vaginate at base;20
20. 002