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Piper auritum looking plant??

Posted by DallasCactiLover 7b (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 13, 05 at 2:21

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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RE: Piper auritum looking plant??

Are the leaves dull or shiny?

RE: Piper auritum looking plant??

Dull leaves.

RE: Piper auritum looking plant??

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...

RE: Piper auritum looking plant??

Sometimes referred to as False klava,Root Beer,in Mexico it is Hoja santa. Alan

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