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Taxon: Piper aduncum L.

Genus: Piper
Family: Piperaceae.
Nomen number: 316786
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:29. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
HI*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • spiked pepper   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • aduncum   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • aperta-João   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • aperta-ruão   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jaborandi-do-mato   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jaborandi-falso   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pimenta-do-fruto-ganchoso   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cordoncillo   (Source: R. Callejas, p.c.) – Spanish
  • higuillo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • matico   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – Spanish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico [s.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil [probably]
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia [probably]; Ecuador; Peru

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java; Papua New Guinea
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Solomon Islands

References:

  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1992. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Burger, W. C., ed. 1971–. Flora costaricensis.
  • Callejas, R. 1998. pers. comm. [re. Spanish common names].
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Howard, R. 1988. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 4:25.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Parham, J. W. 1972. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually).
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Tebbs, M. C. 1993. Revision of Piper (Piperaceae) in the New World. 3. The taxonomy of Piper sections Lepianthes and Radula. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 23:19–21.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).
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  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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