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  Piper schmidtii
 
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  Family: PIPERACEAE
  Citation:  Piper schmidtii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 89. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1206(844). 1925; Subram., Indian For. 96: 529. 1970; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 232. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 344. 1989. Piper arborescens Miq., Syst. Piperac. 320. 1844 p.p.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs; stem to 1.5 cm thick. Leaves alternate, each opposed by a spike or the spike scar, ovate-elliptic, often lop-sided, upper side dark green and glossy; lower very pale to white; coriaceous; main veins usually 5 with prominent reticulation between: stalk 1-2 cm, curved. Male spikes 1 to 3 2.5- 7 cm, stalk 1-2 cm long, pendent: bracts circular with free margin. Stamens usually two, with thick filaments and anthers opening by vertical cross slits. Female spikes 5-7 cm; in fruit longer, curved more or less and even spirally twisted: bracts square or roundish with raised margin, free all round. Berries red or yellow.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Sispara
   
 
   
 
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