Mountain Long Pepper
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Mountain Long Pepper
P Native Photo: Angela Pangkam
Common name: Mountain Long Pepper • Assamese: Pahari-pipoli
Botanical name: Piper sylvaticum    Family: Piperaceae (Pepper family)
Synonyms: Piper dekkoanum, Piper malmoris

Mountain Long Pepper is a herbaceous climber, dioecious. Stems are ridged and furrowed when dry. Leaf-stalks are 1-7 cm, very finely powdery velvet-hairy; prophylls 1/2 as long as leaf-stalks or slightly longer; leaf blade usually ovate, those at tip of stem ovate-lanceshaped, 8-11 x 4-8.5 cm, papery, densely glandular, hairless, base blunt to heart-shaped, symmetric, tip tapering; veins 7. Flower spikes are leaf-opposed. Male spikes are slender, 5-8 cm. Female spikes are erect, 1.5-2.5 cm x 3-4 mm; flower-cluster-stalks are 0.5-2 cm; bracts round, stalkless, about 1.5 mm in diam. Ovary is spherical, distinct. Mountain Long Pepper is found in South China, Bangladesh, NE India, Myanmar.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in East Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

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