Piper auritum

Kunth in A. von Humboldt et al.

in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 54. 1816.

Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Shrubs or subshrubs (rarely herbaceous), reclining, 2-5 m, glabrous. Leaves: petiole 1/6-1/3 length of leaf-blade, winged at base. Leaf-blade ovate, 20-35×17-20 cm, base narrowly and deeply obliquely cordate, apex abruptly short-acuminate to acute; surfaces abaxially and adaxially minutely pubescent, most conspicuously so along veins. Spikes 12-25 cm. Fruits not seen.


Phenology: Flowering all year.
Habitat: Thickets
Elevation: 0-20 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, n South America

Discussion

Piper auritum has been collected as "wild" in Broward County, Florida.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Piper auritum"
David E. Boufford +
Kunth in A. von Humboldt et al. +
cordate +
minute +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and n South America +
0-20 m +
Thickets +
ascending-arching +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (35 cm350 mm <br />0.35 m <br />) +
17 cm170 mm <br />0.17 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
opposite +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
1/6 length of leaf-blade;1/3 length of leaf-blade +
Flowering all year. +
3-4-carpellate +  and 1-carpellate +
in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. +
Introduced +
drooping +  and ascending-arching +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
hypogynous +
branched +  and simple +
Piper auritum +
species +
annual +  and perennial +
subshrub +  and shrub +
epiphytic +  and terrestrial +