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.

Synonymy

Piper eucalyptifolium Rudge in Pl. Guian. Rar. 10: t. 6. 1805 sec. C.A. Todzia & al. 2006
    • Holotype: J. Martin s.n.
  • =Artanthe rhynchostachya Miq., Syst. Piperac.: 526. 1844
  • Piper rhynchostachyum (Miq.) C. DC. in A. DC., Prodr. 16: 326. 1869
    • Holotype: Poiteau s.n.
    • Isotype: Poiteau s.n.
    • Isotype: Poiteau s.n. (U).

Images

Specimens

CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
de Granville et al. 7492
Citation: de Granville et al. 7492.

de Granville et al. 7948
Citation: de Granville et al. 7948.

Feuillet 3734
Citation: Inini Mt., Inini R. basin, Feuillet 3734.

J. Martin s.n.
Citation: J. Martin s.n.

Specimen summary: J. Martin s.n.
Holotype of Piper eucalyptifolium Rudge

Weitzmann 297
Citation: Kaw Mts., Weitzmann 297.

Poiteau s.n.U
Citation: Poiteau s.n.

Specimen summary: Poiteau s.n.
Isotype of Piper rhynchostachyum (Miq.) C. DC. Artanthe rhynchostachya Miq.
Holotype of Piper rhynchostachyum (Miq.) C. DC. Artanthe rhynchostachya Miq.

Specimen summary: U
Isotype of Piper rhynchostachyum (Miq.) C. DC. Artanthe rhynchostachya Miq.

de Granville et al. 8416
Citation: Saül area, de Granville et al. 8416.