Piper khasianum C. DC., Prodr. 16(1): 349 1869. (syn: Piper curtistipes C. DC.; Piper mannii C. DC.);
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Central & E. Himalaya to Peninsula Malaysia: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam as per POWO;
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Similar to P.suipigua but leaves membranous, lanceolate or narrowly ovate, 6-10 x 2-4cm, long-acuminate, base cuneate, 3-veined at base, with 2 further lateral veins arising 1-1.5cm above base; petiloes 4-8mm; axillary buds more numerous, 3-4mm; spikes shorter, 2-3cm, on peduncles 4-8mm; drupes globose, smaller, 3-4mm diameter, borne on short, stout stalk 0.5-1mm.
Fl. February-June
Subtropical forests.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1984 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal
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SK 2892 23 March 2021: 5 very high resolution images.

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Date: 11 March 2021
Altitude: 1600m.
Habitat : Wild 
Piper longum L. ??


Looks different from images at Piper longum


Checked all sp. Piper plus new one P. rhytidocarpum Hook. f. listed in Nepal
and I guess it matches with Piper nigrum L. Leaf looks a complete match.


Sir it could be P. mullesua. But needs more representation.


But fruiting bunch looks completely different according to Piper mullesua Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don and my earlier posts on Piper mullesua Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don !


Though it has got no distribution in Nepal, could it be Piper hymenophyllum Miq. ??


Thanks, …, for high resolution detailed images.

Yes, appears close to images at Piper hymenophyllum (S. India, Sri Lanka, Assam to Indo-China: Assam, India, Laos, Sri Lanka, Vietnam as per POWO)
But only experts can decide in view of this complicated genus. 


It may not be hymenophyllum as hymenophyllum has longer fruiting spike and leaves are different in texture.
It probably P. khasianum C. DC


Thank you … ! I shall try to collect sp. and send you details !



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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen  High resolution specimen 2  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) Bhutan Biodiversity Portal

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