Lepianthes umbellata (L.) Raf.

 
  • Family : PIPERACEAE
    (Pepper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALI MIRCH FAMILY (काली मिर्च फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PIPERACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Piper umbellatum L.
  • Vernacular name : Attanari, Panniperuvelam, Peechampan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent in forests of Western Ghats in moist places
  • Flower, Fruit : June-February
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4350, KFP 9714
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : Paleotropics
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Lepianthes umbellata. Downloaded on 7 July 2022.

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