Piper auritum looking plant??

DallasCactiLover(7b)April 13, 2005

I'm not sure where to post this but I'll try this as well as tropicals since I bought this plant from a nursery (Doan's in Irving) that carries a lot of Asian plants. It has a woody looking bulbous base, a couple "branches" with a leaf on the ends. The leaves are round with pinkish-red veins. Can anyone identify it? In going through a tropical book the piper auritum has leaves that look like this plant.

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Are the leaves dull or shiny?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2005 at 4:48AM
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Dull leaves.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2005 at 12:57AM
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Could it be Piper methysticum - Kava Kava? All the other Asian Piper sp. I can think of have shiny leaves. Piper auritum has dull leaves but I don't think that it has pinkish-red veins...

    Bookmark   April 15, 2005 at 4:02AM
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Sometimes referred to as False klava,Root Beer,in Mexico it is Hoja santa. Alan asmith2@tampabay.rr.com

    Bookmark   May 21, 2005 at 8:45PM
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