Piper longum L.

  • Family : PIPERACEAE
    (Pepper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALI MIRCH FAMILY (काली मिर्च फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PIPERACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Piper longum L.
  • Common name : Long Pepper, Indian long pepper
  • Vernacular name : Pippali (Sanskrit); Hippili (Kannada), Pipli, Pippal (Hindi); Chapala, Cheenathippali, Kattuthippali, Maghadi, Pippali, Thippali (Malayalam); Pippali (Telugu)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated sometimes. The fruiting spikes are dried and used in medicine.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collection Nos : CS 8585
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Davanagare district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Kalhandi district, Khurda district, Balasore district, Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, Malacca Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; 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=Piper longum. Downloaded on 18 August 2022.

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