Piper betleoides C.DC., Candollea 1: 186 1923. (syn: Piper betleoides var. glabrifolium C. DC.);

Bhutan, Sikkim, India (Darjeeling) as per Catalogue of Life;

Climbing shrub, stems weakly striate when dry, glabrous or minutely puberulous. Leaves membranous, lower ones broadly ovate-cordate, upper ones ovate to ovate lanceolate, 9-17 x 4-7.5cm, acuminate, base strongly asymmetric, unequally cojrdateon both sides, 5-veined at base, with 2-3 further veins arising 1.5 2.5cm above base, veins prominent adn sometimes sparsely puberulous beneath, lower surface minutely gland-dotted; petioles 1.42.0cm; stipules conspicuous, 1-1.4cm, subpersistent, adnate to petiole; axillary buds absent. Male spikes 4.5-6 x 0.2-0.3cm, on slender peduncles 2.5-3.5cm, bracts peltate, short-stalked, stamens juat exserted beyond bracts, anther cells erect on short stout filments. Female spikes 2.5-3.5cm, on slender peduncles 2-4cm, stigmas 4(-5). Fruiting spikes swollen, 8-10mm broad, drups 2mm, densely aggregated.

Fl. April-July
Subtropical forests.

Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1984 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal 



Piper boehmeriifolium from Kalimpong : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Piper boehmeriifolium photographed in Kalimpong, West Bengal.
Not sure if wild or cultivated.

I am not sure as per GBIF

Yes it is Piper borhmeriifoliim

It is Piper betleoides C. Dc, not P. boehmeriaefolium

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    SK553 09 JUN-2017:ID : 14 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

  • Location: 12 Mile, Kalimpong, India
    Date: 23 May  2017
    Altitude: 4000 ft.

  • Kali mirch? 

    I think Piper sp.

    Piper kadsura (Choisy) Ohwi  ???

    We do not have this species (Piper kadsura) so far in efi. Also it is not distributed in India as per Flora of China
    Was it cultivated ?

    Can it be Piper cubeba?

    It was also found in a roadside and all fruits are dangling downwards.
    I could not guess.

    It is very difficult to identify Piper spp. from photos. 
    Piper kadsura does not occur in India. It is a Chinese / SEA species. 

    Most probably it is male plant of P. betleoides C. DC although found in most of the places of north east (including north bengal & Assam) but rarely reported. Mostly reported in other names.

    Thank you … By the way could it be Piper pedicellatum ?? 

    Thanks, …, …, the expert on this family.
    If you are not agreeing with his id of P. betleoides, pl. let us know the reasons. 

    … has just shown probability only not confirmed so I suggested
    could it be that one as per google image. That means it is definitely P. betleoides C. D.


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    SK1278 11 JUL 2018 : 7 posts by 2 authors.  Attachments (6) – around 600 kb each.

    Location:  Kalimpong, WB, India
    Date: 10 May 2018
    Altitude: 4100 ft.
    Habit : Cultivated
    Piper betleoides C. DC  ??

    I also feel closer to images at Piper betleoides

    It is P. betleoides C. DC. male plant



    SK 2649 05 July 2020 : 9 posts by 2 authors. 5 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

    Location: Chalnakhel, Pharping
    Date: 28 June 2020
    Elevation: 1500 m.
    Habitat: Wild
    Which Piper?

    Thanks, …, I think it may be very difficult to id Piper based on leaf only.

    Yes …. I had suggested accordingly!

    Its look Piper betleoides C. DC

    Thank you …!

    Distribution in Nepal is not mentioned anywhere!

    Please try to collect more parts for final ID. If you get fl/fr please send me.

    OK sir. But it has not flowered yet. What is the phenology ?



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