Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Piper longum L.

Family: Piperaceae Genus: Piper Species: Piper longum L.






Synonym Chavica longa H.Karst., Chavica roxburghii Miq. Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Pipli, Indian Long Pepper, Lindi Piper Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Long Pepper Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Taboppi Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude 900-1500 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit 2 mm across, glabrous, black or deep red
Habitat Occurs in semi-evergreen, evergreen and moist deciduous forests and wastelands Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Indo-Malesia Bark Details Glabrous with branches soft angular and grooved when dry
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Creeper that spreads on the ground or may take support of other trees, leaves are 2 to 3 inch long. The older leaves are dentate, dark in color and heart shaped Leaf Details Leaves to 8 X 4 cm, ovate, acute at apex, cordate and strongly oblique at base, 7-nerved, membranous, shining above; nerves impressed; petiole 1-3 cm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found