Monographs Details: Piper pendentispicum Trel. & Yunck.
Authority: Yuncker, Truman G. 1955. Plants collected in Ecuador by W. H. Camp. Piperaceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9 (2): 147-170.
Family:Piperaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - SANTIAGO-ZAMORA ("Oriente"): eastern slopes of the cordillera, valley of the Rio Negro, near junction of Rios Pailas and Negro, on trail to Mendez, 1800-2250 m, Aug 20-24, 1945, Prieto (Camp E-4946).

Discussion:

The collector notes the plants as trees 10 or rarely 15 m tall with leaves deep green and having velvety sheen above and very pale beneath.

This specimen agrees very well with those previously known from the eastern cordillera of Colombia. The leaf apex is blunt, the peduncle up to 6 or 7 cm long, and the bracts are more triangular-subpeltate and more densely hairy. The branched pubescence on the lower leaf surface is a distinctive feature of this species.

Distribution:Ecuador South America|