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Observations on Piper hymenophyllum Miq.: A Rare Wild Piper species in Sri Lanka

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RE Edirisinghe

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

Of the five wild Piper species, Piper hymenophyullum Miq. is an extremely rare species in Sri Lanka and previous collections were limited to the two specimens deposited at Kew and the National Herbarium, Peradeniya. This paper discusses the recent observations on P. hymenophyullum from one of the isolated forest patches in Matale district.

Key words: Piperaceae, Matale district, isolated forest

DOI: 10.4038/cjsbs.v38i1.1324

Cey. J. Sci. (Bio. Sci.) 38 (1): 23-26, 2009  

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjsbs.v38i1.1324
How to Cite: Edirisinghe, R., (2009). Observations on Piper hymenophyllum Miq.: A Rare Wild Piper species in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences). 38(1), pp.23–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjsbs.v38i1.1324
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Published on 13 Nov 2009.
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