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  Piper nigrum var. hirtellosum
 
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  Family: PIPERACEAE
  Citation:  Piper nigrum L. var. hirtellosum Asokan & Ravindran, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 10: 167. 1987; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 168. 1999.
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  Description: Robust shrubby climbers, stems terete, glabrous with profuse foliage. Leaves alternate, 7.0-18.0 x 3.0-10.0 cm, broadly ovate-elliptic, coriaceous and glabrous on both sides, apex acuminate, base almost unequal and oblique, obtuse or cordate sometimes, prominently ribbed, commonly 3 or often 2 pairs of lateral ribs, more conspicuous on the dorsal side, the basal pairs almost opposite and the anterior-most one generally alternate; petiole 1.2-2.5 cm long, glabrous and furrowed; stipules lanceate about 1.5 cm long, glabrous and deciduous. Spikes drooping, 5.0-17.0 cm long, peduncle glabrous except for one or two strips of hairs; bracts adnate to rachis, upper part-cup-like, with a decurrent base, hirtellous on the outer side. Flowers more or less distantly distributed, having a single spherical ovary, about ± 0.2 cm long, astylocarpellous with 3-4 papillate stigmatic lobes. Fruit a drupe, spherical, mature one about 0.7 cm in diameter, pungent turns red when ripe; seed single, globose with floury endosperm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
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