A synopsis of Thai Piper (Piperaceae)


  • Chalermpol Suwanphakdee Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
  • David A. Simpson Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK.
  • Trevor R. Hodkinson Botany, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland.
  • Pranom Chantaranothai Department of Biology and Center of Excellence on Biodiversity (BDC), Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand




Distribution, Flora of Thailand, key to species, tropical plant, taxonomy


All native and introduced Thai Piper are enumerated to include 46 species and two varieties. Typifications for accepted names and synonyms are made where necessary. Family and generic descriptions, based on Thai collections, are provided. A key to species and varieties and relevant synonymy are also presented. Additional morphological characters for P. smitinandianum are summarised. Data on the distribution, ecology, vernacular names, utilization and collections of each taxon in Thailand are presented in the standard Flora of Thailand format.


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Author Biographies

Chalermpol Suwanphakdee, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science

David A. Simpson, Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK.

Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK.


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How to Cite

Suwanphakdee, C., Simpson, D. A., Hodkinson, T. R., & Chantaranothai, P. (2020). A synopsis of Thai Piper (Piperaceae). Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 48(2), 145–183. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2020.48.2.08




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