Piper betle L.

 
  • Family : PIPERACEAE
    (PEPPER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Piperaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Piper betle L.
  • Common name : Betel Leaf
  • Vernacular name : Tamboola (Sanskrit); Pan (Hindi); Veelayadele (Kannada); Pana (Oria); Thamalapaku (Telugu); Velled ale (Tamil)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated extensively for its edible leaves, which is used for chewing along with Areca nut, lime, tobacco and other ingredients
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Piper betle. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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