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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 388–389. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Feb.-March.
Type: Type: Described from Peru Herb. Linn. 1193.1 (LINN)
Comment/Acknowledgements: The ‘pepper tree’ is a native of tropical America. Commonly cultivated in gardens and roadsides in Pakistan. The leaves when crushed have a distinctive odour. The pendant fruiting panicles with small pink fruits are very attractive.
Map Location: B-7 Swat: Nawa Kala, ± 3200', M. Shah & D. Khan 379 (K); Hazara Dist., Mansehra Rest House, Qaiser 2625 (KUH); C-6 Kohat Dist.: Thal, M. Qaiser & Sultanul Abedin 5802 (KUH); Thai, Ranger Student Coll. No. 45 (KUH); Peshawar Dist.: Forest College, Peshawar, Saida Qureshi 131 (KUH); C-7 Attock Dist.: Cherat, MH. Ali 4 (KUH); Rawalpindi Dist.: Ayub Park, Y.Nasir & Meijer 8596 (RAW); near Barakao, cult., Y.Nasir, S. Ghazanfar & R. Akhtar 9192 (RAW); Rawalpindi, cult., R.R. Stewart s.n. (KUH); Jhelum Dist.: Sakesar hills, M Qaiser & Ghafoor 4507 (KUH); id., I. Ahmed s.n. (RAW); Baluchistan: D-5 Ft. Sandeman, M. Qaiser 1594 (KUH).


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A small sized tree up to 7 m tall. Branches pendant. Leaves imparipinnate, up to 25 cm long. Leaflets 15-27 mm long, linear-lanceolate. Flowers in ± conical panicles, greenish-white. Drupe 5-6 mm broad, globose, pink.
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