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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 28. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library


Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 6/21/2012)
Generic Distribution: Not Endemic to the Malagasy Region
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: has been evaluated
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: not published
Accepted Published Species: 7 (2 endemic, 2 indigenous non-endemic, 3 naturalised)
Estimated Undescribed Species: 4 endemic
Estimated Total Species: 11 (6 endemic, 2 indigenous non-endemic, 3 naturalised)
Additional Taxonomic Work: in progress
Species Level Data Entry: Complete
Notes: The widespread P. sylvestre Lam. was indicated for Madagascar by Baillon (1882), based a single specimen from "Madagascar" collected by Du Petit Thouars. It has not be recollected in Madagascar, although it does occur in the Mascarenes, and we believe this specimen is either wrongly labelled (Thouars also collected in the Mascarenes) or it is a specimen of a cultivated plant. In addition, 2 spp of Piper are cultivated in Madagascar: P. nigrum (culinary white, green and black pepper) and P. betle (the masticatory and medicinal, betel) the latter has recently been found to be locally naturalised.
Evaluated by: A. Ramahefaharivelo, N. Manjato & P. B. Phillipson (Mar 2011)
Compiled or updated by: A. Ramahefaharivelo, N. Manjato & P. B. Phillipson (Mar 2011)

Images and Maps     (Last Modified On 6/21/2012)
Photos: Piper borbonense (Miq.) C. DC. (Living Plant) Piper pachyphyllum Baker (Living plant) Piper capense L. f. (Living plant) Piper sarmentosum Roxb. (Living Plant)
Images: All Malagasy Piper images (opens in new tab)



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