Piper umbellatum L., Sp. Pl. 30 1753 (Syn: Heckeria sidifolia (Link & Otto) Kunth; Heckeria subpeltata (Willd.) Kunth; Heckeria umbellata (L.) Kunth; Lepianthes umbellata (L.) Raf. ex Ramamoorthy; Lepianthes umbellatum (L.) Rafin.; Peperidia afzeliana (Roem. & Schult.) Kostel.; Peperidia sidifolia (Link & Otto) Kostel.; Peperidia subpeltata (Willd.) Kostel.; Peperidia umbellata (L.) Kostel.; Peperomia grandifolia A.Dietr.; Peperomia sidifolia (Link & Otto) A.Dietr.; Peperomia subpeltata (Willd.) A.Dietr.; Peperomia umbellata (L.) Kunth; Piper afzelianum Roem. & Schult.; Piper cuernavacanum C.DC.; Piper dombeyanum (Miq.) C.DC.; Piper grandifolium Afzel.; Piper postelsianum Maxim.; Piper sidifolium Link & Otto; Piper subpeltatum Willd.; Piper umbellatum var. majus C.DC.; Piper umbellatum var. subpeltatum (Willd.) C.DC.; Pothomorphe alleni Trel.; Pothomorphe dombeyana Miq.; Pothomorphe sidifolia (Link & Otto) Miq.; Pothomorphe subpeltata (Willd.) Miq.; Pothomorphe umbellata (L.) Miq.);  
Native: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.
Introduced: Angola, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Réunion, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
Common name: Cow-Foot Leaf



ANMAR42/64 Please identify this plant : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Date: 21st March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Riparian

I think Piper umbellatum..

Yes, it is Piper umbellatum (Tax. no. 18322, of ITIS), Formerly known by the name Pothomorphe sybpeltata, and by many other synonyms.
It is widely available as an undershrub in the evergreen rainforests of Western ghats too

Bisle Ghat Karnataka
Date: 15 NOV 2016 … Altitude range: ~ 956 – 139 m (3136 – 456 ft) asl
Piper umbellatum L. … (family: Piperaceae) 



Seen this plant hanging down from a big tree. Could be some Parasitic plant?? Date/Time: 19-01-2010 / 04:00PM
Location: Mabhige, North Karnataka
Habitat: Wild.

Lepisanthes umbellata, a climbing shrub of Papaveraceae.

A new plant for me I had no ideae papaveraceae had climbers

I see some confusion somewhere. Lepisanthes is a genus of Family Sapindaceae, trees and shrubs.
I see no match for Lepisanthes umbellata in IPNI, GRIN or even Kew Plant list
The only reference I found in the link indicated below, a member of Piperaceae, I think again in error
– I think we can see a few leaves in the last photograph. They should look like these:
Thanks … I don’t think i would have ever come closer to this ID myself. I was initially thinking it to be some parasitic climber.
Thanks … for sorting out this mystery.


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