Piper sylvaticum Roxb., Fl. Ind., ed. 1820 1: 158–159 1820. (syn: Chavica sylvatica (Roxb.) Miq.; Piper dekkoanum C. DC.; Piper malmoris Wall.);
Tibet, China (Yunnan), Laos, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar [Burma] (Taninthayi), Bhutan, Sikkim as per Catalogue of Life;
Climbing shrub, stems deeply striate when dry. Leaves on creeping stems broadly ovate-cordate; those on aerial branches membranous, ovate to lanceolate, 7-13 x 3-7cm, acuminate, base cuneate or rounded, symmetic or slightly oblique, 5-veined at base, with 2 lateral veins arising 1.5-2cm above base, main veins densely puberulous, not very prominent, minor veins reticulate and gland-dotted beneath; petiloes 1-2.5cm; stipules narrow, inconspicuous, adante to petiole; axillary buds large 10-14mm. Male spikes and anthers as in P.mullesua, on peduncles 4-10mm. Female spikes cylindric, on short peduncle 4-8(-12)mm, stigmas 3-4. Fruiting spikes 15-30 x 7-10mm; drupes globose, 3mm, densely arranged.
Subtropical and terai forests.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1984 from India Biodiversity Portal)
MS May, 2018/09 Piper sp. for ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Date : 08-05-2018
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild
Its male plant Piper sylvaticum Roxb. Shows high variations place to place in its leaf and infl. size.
SK2014 20 June 2019 : 11 posts by 2 authors. 6 correct images.
Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 7 June 2019
Elevation: 1508 m.
Habit : Wild
Which Piper ??
Please ignore 1st image.
Piper suipigua Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don ??
Its probably a male plant of P. sylvaticum
I am afraid it does not look like matching. And on the other hand I did not find it listed in Nepal.
To me also appears close as per Piper sylvaticum
… says that its male plant Piper sylvaticum Roxb. Shows high variations place to place in its leaf and infl. size.
Could you please look for it if it is listed in Nepal as you did last time from the Research gate for other sp.
Search for Piper sylvaticum + Nepal in net.
I guess the following links verify listing in Nepal.
Piper sylvaticum Roxb. [family PIPERACEAE] on JSTORhttps://plants.jstor.org/stable/10.5555/al.ap.specimen.k000545993
The female plant with fruiting spike will confirm its identity.
I have seen P. sylvaticum in north east as well in North Bengal. Also reported from China. So chances of occurence is very high. Because of wrong identity many of the Piper species recorded in different name.
Sir this is 100% male plant of P. sylvaticum
Thank you for confirming the ID