Piper longum L., Sp. Pl. 1: 29 29 1753.;
Long Papper, Indian Long Pepper or Indonesian Long Pepper • Hindi: पिपली Pipli • Marathi: पिंपळी Pimpli • Tamil: திப்பிலீ Tippili • Malayalam: തിപ്പലീ Tippali • Telugu: Pippallu • Kannada: Kandan Lippili • Konkani: पिपली Pipli • Urdu: Pipul پیپل • Gujarati: પીપરી Pipari • Sanskrit: पिप्पली ;
Flora of Haryana: Piper longum from Herbal Garden Samalkha Panipat: my pictures of Piper longum from the farm of my friend ... on the banks of Tootha river at Cherplashery, Palakad district.
This Piper longum started its journey as a volunteer: Hers is another example of Piper longum...
Name: * Piper longum*
Fruits: Sanskrit: पीपली
Roots in Gujarati : *પીપળી** મુળ ના ગંઠોડા*
In a wildlife preserve in southern fringes of Calcutta... one day we spotted these bright yellow candle like fruits...
This particular plant is a volunteer... among a large number of other volunteers vines and ferns and herbs...
this small patch of land ...left mostly wild is less than a mile from a well tended well researched Herbal Garden where they had been growing piper longum for several years..
so I surmise that source of this volunteer (among other herbs) is from that herbal garden... but the truth?.... god only knows... This vine was all of about 6 feet tall, climbing up the trunk of a neem tree ...
fruits are about 1.0 to 1.5 inches long... 1/4 inch wide... Leaves are about 3 to 4 inches long...
picture 1 and 2 have several* non-piper-longum* leaves that I do not presume to know what they are...
Piper longum is an important Ayurvedic medicine... the fruits obviously... for various repiratory and gastrointestinal disorders... but the roots are used extensively as powder in various herbal mixtures
VALMIKI :OBSERVER OF NATURE: Attaching the image of the 51st member of the series. This is mentioned as PIPPALI by Valmiki. Commonly known as Indian Long Pepper. Scientifically it is known as Piper longum. It is Pipal in Hindi and Pipul in Bangla.
Piper longum L. from Hooghly:
Internet is very confusing source of info, well, sometimes.
A search for Piper longum L. gives plant pictures of distinctly variable leaf venation, even scanned herbarium images available in the net can be confusing too. Two such example :-
On the other hand, images found some other sites do comply with my species :-
Description and images at :-
Species : Piper longum L.
Bengali Name : PIPUL
Habit & Habitat : wild slender creeper, growing under very dense vegetation of, i think, Mikania micrantha Kunth.
Date : 21/9/12, 4.02 p.m.
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly)
I am sorry that my camera is a dumb under low light.
This looks like a male plant of Piper longum. The male spikes are about 5 cm long and 3 mm in diameter (female spikes are shorter and stouter). Otherwise it may be a different species.
The picture with leafy plant at wiki page, is not of Piper longum.
I thought my species looked somewhat similar to the illustration available at FoC - http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=1393&flora_id=2, and description available at - http://envis.frlht.org/plongum.htm informs male spike is 2-7 cm long.
Thank you very much for the feedback.
Piper again !!! from Hooghly: I could have attached these new pics in my earlier uploads of a similar plant, at - https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/Vo4gy1ud2-o/discussion. But the ID of that plant yet to be confirmed.
Please note, i am not telling same plant. Please also note that i am attaching two sets of images of two individuals growing at the same place, within a gap of 10 feet. These plants are from the same village (semi urban) as in my earlier upload, but on different location.
A few related links :-
I think this is male and female plants of Piper longum L., a climber, with varied leaf shapes.
Date : 11/10/12
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly)