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Piper fungiforme Spokes

Slender Vine
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Spokes,T.M. (2007) Flora of Australia 2: 457. Type: Queensland, Timber Reserve 14, Leo Ck Rd, 19 Sept. 1972, B. Hyland 6367. Holo: BRI Iso: CANB, NSW, QRS.


A slender vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm.


Leaf blades about 4-10.5 x 3.5-4.7 cm, oblique at the base, petioles about 0.6-0.7 cm long. Stipules very narrowly triangular, about 5-7 mm long.


Female flowers: Inflorescence about 1.7-2 cm long. Ovary about 3 mm long. Ovules 1.


Infructescence (multiple fruit) cylindrical, about 12-25 x 8-15 mm on a stalk about 7-10 mm long. Individual fruits sessile, tightly packed together. Seeds about 2 x 1.5 mm. Embryo minute, globular, about 0.1-0.15 mm long.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from 100-1100 m. Grows in lowland and upland rain forest.

Piper sp. (Leo Creek BH 6367), Australian Tropical Rain Forest Plants, Trees ,Shrubs & Vines : (2003). Piper sp. Leo Creek (B.P. Hyland 6367), Names & Distribution Queensland Plants, Algae & Lichens. : 145(2002). Piper sp. aff. abbreviatum, Climbing Plants of Australia : 305(1988).
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