Piper brasiliense

Description

Small shrub, to 1 m tall. Stem densely retrorsely pubescent with hairs to 1 mm long. Petiole 0.5-1 cm long, densely pubescent with long hairs, vaginate at base; blade not scabrous, densely glandular-dotted below, (narrowly) elliptic to subobovate, 9.5-16 x 3.5-7.2 cm, apex acute to slightly acuminate, base unequally attached to petiole difference 0-0.2 cm, narrowing to lobed base, lobes shorter than petiole, unequal, longer one subreniform, overlapping petiole, blade glabrous above, densely pubescent with long hairs below including veins; pinnately veined, secondary veins 6-11 per side, originating from throughout primary vein, prominulous above, prominulous below, tertiary veins reticulate. Inflorescence pendent; peduncle 0.3-0.4 (0.8 in fruit) cm long, densely pubescent; spike 1-1.5 cm long, 0.5 cm thick, not apiculate?; floral bracts narrowly sublunulate, sparsely puberulous. Infructescence pendent, 2.5 cm long, ca. 1 cm thick; fruits globose, depressed at apex, densely crisp-pubescent, stigmas 3, recurved, on long, pilose style.

Distribution

Guyana, Republic of: present Southern America:, Colombia (Colombia present); Peru (Peru present); Venezuela (Venezuela present)
Colombia, Venezuela and Guyana, Peru; 4 collections studied (GU: 3).

Synonymy

Piper brasiliense C. DC. in A. DC., Prodr. 16: 259. 1869 sec. C.A. Todzia & al. 2006
  • Peltobryon pubescens Miq. in Linnaea 20: 134. 1847
    • Holotype: E Colombia (formerly Brazil), Upper Japurá, Rio Negro, Martius s.n.
    • Isotype: E Colombia (formerly Brazil), Upper Japurá, Rio Negro, Martius s.n.
  • =Piper liesneri Steyerm. in Fl. Venez. 2: f. 67. 1984

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Specimens

CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
Martius s.n.
Citation: E Colombia (formerly Brazil), Upper Japurá, Rio Negro, Martius s.n.

Specimen summary: E Colombia (formerly Brazil), Upper Japurá, Rio Negro, Martius s.n.
Isotype of Peltobryon pubescens Miq. Piper brasiliense C. DC.
Holotype of Peltobryon pubescens Miq. Piper brasiliense C. DC.

Guyana, Republic ofTillett et al. 45177
Citation: Guyana, Republic of, Mt. Ayanganna, Tillett et al. 45177.

Guyana, Republic ofClarke 8916
Citation: Guyana, Republic of, Potaro-Siparuni region, Clarke 8916.

Guyana, Republic ofClarke 2805
Citation: Guyana, Republic of, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region, Chodikar R., Clarke 2805.