Piper reticulatum

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Piper reticulatum

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

0.7-2 cm long1
1. 005-002-001

<<Inflorescences>Spikes>Length

6-12(-15) cm long2
2. 005-003-001

<<Petiole>Blade>Apex

apex acute or acuminate,3
3. 004-002-004

<<Petiole>Blade>Base

base equal, obtuse or rounded;4
4. 004-002-005

<<Petiole>Blade>Dimensions

14-30 x 7-18 cm5
5. 004-002-003

<<Petiole>Blade>Shape

ovate or broadly ovate6
6. 004-002-002

<<Petiole>Blade>Texture

membranous or firmly chartaceous7
7. 004-002-001

<Fruits>Dimensions

1.5 x 1.2-1.5 mm8
8. 006-001

<Fruits>Stigma

stigmas 3(-4), sessile.9
9. 006-002

<Habit>Height

to 10 m10
10. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Floral bracts

floral bracts glabrous or sparsely puberulous.11
11. 005-005

<Inflorescences>Growth form

erect12
12. 005-001

<Inflorescences>Peduncle

peduncle , glabrous or minutely puberulous;13
13. 005-002

<Inflorescences>Rachises

rachis glabrous;14
14. 005-004

<Inflorescences>Spikes

spike , white or greyish, not aciculate;15
15. 005-003

<Petiole>Blade

blade , not glandular-dotted, , ,16
16. 004-002

<Petiole>Length

3-12 cm long17
17. 004-001

<Petiole>Veins

palmately 5-7(-9)-veined, veins plane to impressed above, very prominent below, tertiary veins transverse.18
18. 004-003

<Prophyllum>Length

0.4-1 cm long19
19. 003-001

<Stems>Nodes

nodes glandular-dotted.20
20. 002-001

Common Name

English: aneisi wiwiri

Description

Treelet or shrub, sometimes scandent, to 10 m, tall. Stem often with spines opposite petiole; nodes glandular-dotted. Prophyll oblong, 0.4-1 cm long. Petiole 3-12 cm long, glabrous, vaginate at base; blade membranous or firmly chartaceous, not glandular-dotted, ovate or broadly ovate, 14-30 x 7-18 cm, apex acute or acuminate, base equal, obtuse or rounded; palmately 5-7(-9)-veined, veins plane to impressed above, very prominent below, tertiary veins transverse. Inflorescence erect; peduncle 0.7-2 cm long, glabrous or minutely puberulous; spike 6-12(-15) cm long, white or greyish, not aciculate; rachis glabrous; floral bracts glabrous or sparsely puberulous. Fruits greenish white, obovoid or oblongoid, 1.5 x 1.2-1.5 mm, puberulous, with glabrous disc at apex, separate at maturity, stigmas 3(-4), sessile.

Distribution

C and northern S America present, Southern America
West Indies, C and northern S America; 18 collections studied (GU: 3; SU: 3; FG: 9).

Fruits

Fruits greenish white, obovoid or oblongoid, , puberulous, with glabrous disc at apex, separate at maturity,21
21. 006

Habit

Treelet or shrub, sometimes scandent, , tall.22
22. 001

Individuals Association

Philippe et al. 27011 Suriname, Nickerie Distr., Kabalebo Dam area, Lindeman & de Roon et al. 801 Suriname, Lindeman & Görts-van Rijn et al. 640 Guyana, Marudi Mts., Mazoa Hill, Stoffers & Görts-van Rijn et al. 227 Saül, de Granville et al. 2288 Guyana, Kanuku Mts., Maipaima, Jansen-Jacobs et al. 1059

Inflorescences

Inflorescence ;23
23. 005

Petiole

Petiole , glabrous, vaginate at base;24
24. 004

Prophyllum

Prophyll oblong, .25
25. 003

Stems

Stem often with spines opposite petiole;26
26. 002