Piper hirtilimbum

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Piper hirtilimbum


Shrub to 0.5 m tall. Stem long-hirsute, hairs to 2.5 mm long. Petiole 1-3 cm long, long-hirsute, vaginate to apex (or to middle); blade not scabrous, glandular-dotted, obovate to elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 16-25 x 6-9.5 cm, margin long-ciliate, apex acuminate, base unequally attached to petiole difference 0-0.8 cm, rounded to subcordate, pilose above and below; pinnately veined, secondary veins 5-8 per side, originating from lower 2/3 of primary vein, flat above, prominent below, tertiary veins parallel and reticulate. Inflorescence pendent; peduncle 0.5-1.2 cm long, long-hirsute; spike 1-3 cm long, hardly apiculate; rachis presumably puberulent; floral bracts densely marginally fringed; ovaries (and fruits) pubescent, stigmas 3?, rounded, sessile.


French Guiana present, Guyana present
Guyana and French Guiana; 12 collections studied (GU: 8; FG: 3).


For differentiating characters with Piper brownsbergense see note to the latter.