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NTBG Plant Name:
Piper methysticum
Barcode:
PTBG1000056088
Specimen ID:
032585
Collector ID:
10757
Collector Name:
Timothy Plowman
Collection Date:
September 7, 1981
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Region:
Melanesia
Country:
FJ
Island Group:
FIJIAN ARCHIPELAGO
Island:
Viti Levu
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Cultivated, erect, multi-stemmed shrub 1.8m tall. Stem greyish at very base; longer internodes near base, stem dark olive green with warty dark brown lenticels, internodes swollen dark brown. Pitch solid, cream turning yellowish or reddish. Upper half of stem with much shorter internodes and markedly zigzag and darker brown; upper most twigs almost black, or yellow-green with purple-black nodes. Sheathing petioles purple-black; normal petioles yellow-green. Leaves dull medium green above; dull pale yellow-green beneath. Peduncles erect, yellow green. Spikes cream at anthesis. Stems pungent aromatic. N.V. "green stemmed kava".
Date of Last Update:
June 16, 2016

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