African Plant Database

Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Protologue : Beskr. Guin. Pl. 19 (1827)  
Information on the genus : Piper
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Piper clusii (Miq.) C. DC.
=Piper guineense var. clusii (Miq.) Engl.
=Cubeba clusii Miq.
=Piper famechonii C. DC. (1914)
=Piper guineense var. congolense De Wild. ex C. DC.
=Piper guineense var. thomeanum C. DC.
=Piper guineense var. velutinum De Wild.
=Piper guineense var. gilletii C. DC.
=Piper laurentii De Wild. (1906)
=Piper leonense C. DC. (1866)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dioecious liane 4-20(-23) m tall, climbing into trees by means 'of adventitious roots near the nodes; older stems with corky 'ridges.
Ecology : Evergreen rain-forest, forest edges, usually in wet places, gallery forest along rocky rivers; 750-1650 m alt. (1-200 m Mt. Cameroon). S. Tomé, Fernando Poo (Bioko).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 530 (2006).
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Record n°114944 modified 2006-11-21
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