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Spear Pepper
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Spear Pepper
P Native Photo: M. Sawmliana
Common name: Spear Pepper
Botanical name: Piper lonchites    Family: Piperaceae (Pepper family)
Synonyms: Piperi lonchitum

Spear Pepper is similar to Black Pepper but differs in its papery leaves, catkin-type inflorescence, rounded floral bracts which are spirally arranged in rows and the alternating rows of stamens.The ripe fruits are dark green or black. Spear Pepper is native to NE India to Peninsula Malaysia.

Identification credit: Saroj Kasaju Photographed in Dampui forest, Mizoram.

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