Piper rupununianum

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Piper rupununianum

Description

Shrub or tree, 1-2 m tall. Stem glabrous or may be sparsely appressed-pubescent. Petiole 0.3-0.6 cm long, glabrous, vaginate usually at base; blade not glandular-dotted, narrowly elliptic or narrowly elliptic-oblong, 14-20 x 5-7 cm, apex long-acuminate, base equal or almost equally attached to petiole, acute, glabrous; pinnately veined, secondary veins 3-4 per side, originating from lower 1/2 to lower 2/3 of primary vein, ascending at an angle of 45-60ยบ, plane above, prominulous below, tertiary veins widely reticulate. Inflorescence erect or pendent; peduncle 1-1.5(-3) cm long; spike 5-9 cm long, apiculate; floral bracts densely marginally fringed. Fruits trigonous to obpyramidal, glabrous, glandular, green, stigmas 3, minute, sessile.

Distribution

French Guiana: present Guyana, Republic of: present Southern America:, Venezuela (Venezuela present)
Venezuela, Guyana and French Guiana; 31 collections studied (GU: 25; FG: 6).