Piper eucalyptifolium

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Piper eucalyptifolium

Description

Shrub or treelet to 2 m tall, glabrous except for subnodal lines of hairs on stem. Petiole 0.3-0.7 cm long, ciliate, vaginate to apex; blade not scabrous, not conspicuously glandular-dotted, dark green above, pale below, narrowly lanceolate, 6-16 x 1.5-3 cm, apex long-acuminate, base almost equal, acute, glabrous; pinnately veined, secondary veins 8-15 per side, originating from throughout primary vein, plane above, slightly prominulous below, tertiary veins obsolete. Inflorescence erect; peduncle ca. 0.5 cm long, glabrescent; spike 0.5-3 cm long, apiculate; floral bracts cucullate, inflexed, glabrous. Fruits depressed globose, glabrous, stigmas 3(-4), sessile.

Distribution

French Guiana: present Southern America:
French Guiana and Brazil; 24 collections studied (FG: 24).

Notes

For characters distinguishing this species from Piper anonifolium and P. angustifolium see notes under these species.