African Plant Database

Piper capense L. f.
Protologue : Suppl. Pl. 90 (1782) 
Information on the genus : Piper
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Piper capense L. f. var. capense
 Piper emirnense Baker (1887)
 Coccobryon capense (L. f.) Miq.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Piper humblotii C. DC.
=Piper bequaertii De Wild. (1920)
=*Piper odoratum auct. C.DC. (1911) p.p. excl. lectotype
=Piper sacleuxii C. DC. (1911)
=Piper trichopodum C. DC. (1911)
=Piper volkensii C. DC. (1894)
=Piper volkensii f. ovatum Peter
=Piper volkensii f. crassiusculum Peter
=Piper volkensii f. eucordatum Peter
Taxon infra-specific
Piper capense L. f. var. capense
Piper capense var. brachyrhachis (C.H. Wright) Verdc. (1996)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Weakly erect aromatic shrub or subshrub, or ±herbaceous or sometimes straggling liane, 1-5 m long or tall, sometimes several- stemmed from the base; tuberous rootstock.
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Ecology : Essentially forest undergrouth in wet places, swampy forest edges, mixed bamboo-forest, scrub and thicket near streams, grassland and tree clumps, etc.; 650-2500(-2700) m alt.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Humid, Montane, Subhumid; Forest; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m, 2000-2499 m; distribution: Africa. Mascarenes,
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Record n°177365 modified 2006-11-20
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