Piper ornatum

Piper ornatum N.E.Br. is a climbing or tailing vine, endemic to Peru. It is prized for its very unusual,  colourful foliage. Stems are trailing, slender, glaborous, terete. Leaf blades are glabrous and directed to one side. Petioles are terete, reddish tinted when juvenile. Leaf blades are peltate, ovate-orbicular. Upper side of blades bright green when juvenile, dark green when mature, everywhere thickly covered with small irregular pink and white spots.

Genus name: Latin piper, from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi, “pepper”), from Sanskrit पिप्पलि (pippali, “Piper longum”).

Piper ornatum

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  • Name: Piper ornatum N.E.Br.
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Piperaceae
    Native Range:  Sulawesi
    Zone: 13
    Habitat: tropical forests, scandent
    Height: to 15m
    Spread: 30cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: High
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: NCBI taxonomy ID : 288673; USDA PLANTS ID : PIOR; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 3086329; ITIS TSN : 506525; EPPO Code : PIPOR; Tropicos ID : 25003424; IPNI plant ID : 682494-1; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:682494-1; IRMNG ID : 10212695; iNaturalist taxon ID : 431467; eBiodiversity ID : 365328; CAB ID : 245904; Freebase ID : /m/09ghsdr

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded