Piper trioicum Roxb.

 
  • Family : PIPERACEAE
    (Pepper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALI MIRCH FAMILY (काली मिर्च फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PIPERACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Piper attenuatum Buch.-Ham.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kattumulaku (Malayalam); Miriyalu (Telugu); Chai katho, Chanyee katho (Oria)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Evergreen -and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common on hills above 1000m, epiphytic on shola trees and damp valleys
  • Flower, Fruit : August-May
  • Collection Nos : HFP 246
  • Collection Locality : Shiradi ghat (Hassan dist.)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, East Godavari district, Kurnool district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Bolangir district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district, Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamilnadu, India vol. 2.
  • 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 trioicum. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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