Family – Piperaceae

Family – Piperaceae. 3 genera in Sri Lanka

  1. PIPERACEAE

155.01. LEPIANTHES Raf.

L.umbellatum (L.) Raf. [Piper subpeltatum Willd.] S:mala-labu

155.02. PEPEROMIA Ruiz & Pav.

P.blanda (Jacq.) Kunth var. blanda var. floribunda (Miq.) H. Huber [Peperomia dindygulensis Miq.J [Peperomia dindygulensis var. hirsuta Trimen]

P.candolleana Miq. [Peperomia confusa Hook, f.]

P.heyneana Miq. [Peperomia wightiana Miq.]

P.pellucida (L.) Kunth

P.pseudo-rhombea C. DC. [Peperomia pseudo-rhombea var. tenuis Trimen]

P.tetraphylla (Forst.) Hook. & Arn. [Peperomia reflexa (L. f.) Dietr.]

P.species [Peperomia wightiana “Miq.” sensu Trimen]

155.03. PIPER L.

P.betle L.* E:betel pepper S:bulat, bulat-wel T:vettilai

P.chuvya (Miq.) C. DC* S:mala-bulat, seewiya-wel

P.hymenophyllum Miq.

P.longum L.* E:long pepper S:tippili Titippili

P.nigrum L. E:biack pepper S:gam-miris-wel, miris T:milaku

P.siriboa L* [Piper betle var. siriboa (L.) C. DC] S:rata-bulat-wel, rata-karal, siri-bo

P.sylvestre Lam. [Piper argyrophyllum “Miq.” Thw.] S:mala-miris-wel, wal-gam-miris-wel

P.trineuron Miq. [Piper trineuron var. laxiflorum Trimen]

P.walkeri Miq. [Piper argyrophyllum var. walked (Miq.) Trimen]

P.zeylanicum Miq. [Piper thwaitesii C. DC]

 

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

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