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  Piper wightii
 
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  Family: PIPERACEAE
  Citation:  Piper wightii Miq. in Hook.'s London J. Bot. 5: 552. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 94. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1207(845). 1925; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25,38. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 376. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 64. 1998; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 141. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 339. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 264. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 556. 2002.
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  Description: Stout glabrous climbers. Leaves simple, alternate, 14-17 x 6-8 cm, ovate, acuminate at apex, round to subcordate at base, 3-5-ribbed, coriaceous, midrib with 2-3 lateral nerves similar to ribs, nervules reticulate; petiole 2 cm long. Spike to 8 cm long stout, drooping; peduncle 2 cm long; bracts curved and hooded at one side. Flowers distantly arranged; stamens 2. Berry reddish, to 7 mm across, globose, smooth; stigmatic lobes 3 or 4.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-1200
  Localities: Ponmudi, Kattimudi, Kokkara, Karimala, Vattavada, Meenmutty, Athirumala, Kappukadu, Koviltherimala, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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