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  Lepianthes umbellata
 
  Family: PIPERACEAE
  Citation:  Lepianthes umbellata (L.) Rafin., Sylva Tellur. 85. 1838; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 336. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 320. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 230. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 384. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 342. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 395. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 382. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 304. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25,31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 374. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 257. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 574. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 336. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 261. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 549. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 416. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 684. 2009. Piper umbellatum L., Sp. Pl. 30. 1753. Hackeria subpeltata (Willd.) Kunth, Linnaea 13: 571. 1839; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1208(846). 1925. Piper subpeltatum Willd., Sp. Pl. 1: 166. 1797; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 95. 1886. Pothomorphe subpeltata (Willd.) Miq., Comm. Phyt. 37. 1840.
  Malayalam Name(s): Attanari, Panniperuvelam, Peechampan
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  Description: Erect shrubs, to 1.5 m high; stems ridged. Leaves simple, alternate, 20-40 x 20-40, orbicular, rounded at apex, cordate at base, entire, pubescent above and below; nerves palmately radiating from base; petiole sheathing at base, to 20 cm long. Spikes 8-15 x 0.3 cm, cylindric, 3-7 together, umbellate, peduncled, axillary, bracts peltate, stalked, triangular, ciliate. Flowers densely packed; stamens 3, filaments short; ovary obovoid, truncate, stigmas 3, sessile, curved out. Berry trigonous, minute.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-1200
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Umikuppan, Karimala, Campshed area, Moozhiar, Chandanathode, Teerthundamala, Siruvani slopes, Padagiri, Ponmudi, Viedalmala, Konnakadu, Thalichola, Thenmalai, Teppakulam, Rockwood, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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