Piper mullesua Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 20 20 1825. (Syn: Artanthe brachystachya Miq. ex C.DC.; Chavica guigual Miq.; Chavica mullesua (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Miq.; Chavica sphaerostachya Wall. ex Miq.; Piper brachystachyum Wall. ex Hook. f.; Piper guigual Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Piper vasculosum Wall.; Piperi mullesuanum (Buch.-Ham.) St.Lag.);
China (Hainan, S-Sichuan, Yunnan), S-Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, India, Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Hill Pepper • Hindi: Pahari Pipar • Sanskrit: चव्या Chavya, गजपिप्पली Gajapippali


Id requested dsc5259: Photo taken in Manas National Park, Assam. Dated 26/01/2012. These shrubs grows under cover of dense vegetation bearing fruits having medicinal properties (as told by the local guide). Requested to please provide the ID.

This looks like a species of Piper, possibly the Hill Pepper [Piper mollesua].

Piper petiolatum DC., photographed from Herbal Garden of Hamdard University, Delhi. Kindly Validate.

May also see the following paper in this regard: http://biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/view/phytotaxa.167.2.9

The species is a female plant of Piper mullesua Buch-Ham. ex D. Don


SK1109 25 APR-2018 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- around 500 kb each.

Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit: Wild
Piper mullesua Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don ??


Yes it is Piper mullesua.
May I get this specimen? As the mullesua is a complex species, I am trying to resolve the problem.

Regarding the specimen it is from the Botanical garden and I need permission for that as well as sending it from Nepal to India. I shall look into the possibility.

SK1370 19 AUG 2018 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- 600 kb.
Location: Godavari, Nepal
Altitude : 5000 ft.
Date: 24 July 2018
Habit :  Wild
Piper mullesua Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don ??

To me also appear close to images at Piper mullesua

Yes it is also Piper mullesua
(Presently I have identified many ecotypes of the species which have some variations and I am working on that)
May I get the collections of these from different localities including the one from Nepal

SK1831 04 April 2019 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Ghandruki, Kaski Dt.
Date: 23 March 2019
Elevation2019 m.
Habit : Wild
Which Piper ??

Its a P. mullesua but with ill developed spikes. In some of the population P. mullesu shows this form.

My question. if something is ill developed and we only have one spike. how does one determine the species.

I agree with you … that given a POPULATION OF SEVERAL SPIKESand if one or two are ill formed or ill developed, it could still be the species we have in mind….
one could surmise that the given specimen is indeed the species in mind. but just one spike?

Male plant


Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Piperaceae-Piper for id from Sikkim-NS SEP 11  : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Please suggest id for this Piper sp. which seemed to be shrubby..
Recorded from near Pelling in wild…

Its look like male plant of P. mullesua Buch-Ham. ex D.Don which also grow as erect bushy shrub.


Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight :: Piperaceae :: Piper mullesua from Uttarakhand :: MCSEP-21  : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Piper mullesua from Askot Wildlife Sanctuary, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand at 1300m altitude

Is it P. mullesua or P. peepuloides?

This is very interesting and is close to P. mullesua and resemble to P. arunachalensis Gajurel et al
It is not P. peepuloides


Id Request Piper.: 2 very high res. images.
Please check the attached images of Piper. It seems mullesua for me.
Captured Ukhimath Uttarakhand.
Alt. 1700 amsl approx.


Yes, appears to be Piper mullesua

Yes its looks Piper mullesua


Piper mullesua Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don: 2 high res. images.
Location: Taplejung, East Nepal
Habit : Wild
Images sent by Mr. Sajan Subedi !






Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Annonated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of China  FoC illustration Flowers of India  Sesamin a potent antifeedant principle from Piper mullesua  Useful tropical Plants  POWO  GBIF  Flora of Karnataka

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