Monographs Details: Piper strigosum Trel.
Authority: Yuncker, Truman G. 1955. Plants collected in Ecuador by W. H. Camp. Piperaceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9 (2): 147-170.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - SANTIAGO-ZAMORA ("Oriente"): eastern slopes of the cordillera, valley of the Río Negro, near junction of Rios Pailas and Negro, on the trail to Mendez, 1800—2250 m, Aug 20-24, 1945, Prieto (Camp E-4937).
The collector reports the leaves as deep green above, very pale beneath, and with "ruffled" margins; petiole margin deep red to crimson, becoming reddishgreen with age; floral bracts pink; spikes pendent.
This species was based on a specimen collected by Killip and Smith (no. 28538) at Balsapuerto, Loreto, Peru. The type lacks spikes. Those on the present specimen are as yet immature, 2 mm thick x 4 cm long; peduncle slender, 2 cm long, puberulent with a mixture of long hairs; bracts broadly triangularsubpeltate, puberulent; ovary ovoid, gradually pointed, substylose; stigmas linear, curved; fruit immature.
Distribution:Ecuador South America