African Plant Database


Piper umbellatum L.
Family : PIPERACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 30 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Piper
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pothomorphe umbellata (L.) Miq. (1840)
 Heckeria umbellata (L.) Kunth (1840)
 Lepianthes umbellatum (L.) Raf. (1838)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Piper subpeltatum Willd. (1797)
=Heckeria subpeltata (Willd.) Kunth (1840)
=Pothomorphe subpeltata (Willd.) Miq. (1840)
=Pothomorphe umbellatum f. glabra (C. DC.) Steyerm.
=Piper umbellatum var. glabrum C. DC. (1869)
=Piper umbellatum var. subpeltatum (Willd.) C. DC. (1908)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or woody herb 0,9-4 m tall, with many subsucculent 'stems forming a dense clump from a woody rootstock; stems 'scrambling, thick, subsucculent with adventitious roots.
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Ecology : Evergreen rain-forest, clearings, swamp forest, river banks, old rubber plantations, always in damp places; (0-)150-1800 (-2100) m alt. S. Tomé, Fernando Poo (Bioko); Seychelles Isl., Madagascar, Mascarene Isl.; pantropical; of tropical American origin?
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Dry, Humid, Subhumid; Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 114950
 
Record n°114950 modified 2006-11-21
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