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Piper betle L.

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Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.Piper betle L. Piperaceae. CN: [Malay - Daun Sirih], Betel, Betel pepper, Betelvine. Probable origin Malesia floristic zone and widely cultivated in paleotropics. Evergreen perennial creeper found in most part of tropical Asia. The leaf is valued as a stimulant and in traditional medicines and paired with betel nut is almost a must for Malay shamanic rituals in folk medicines. Synonym(s):Artanthe hexagyna Miq.Betela mastica Raf. Chavica auriculata Miq.Chavica betle (L.) Miq. Chavica chuvya Miq. Chavica densa Miq. Chavica siriboa Miq. Cubeba seriboa Miq. Piper anisodorum Nves ex Fern.-Vill.Piper betel Blanco [Spelling variant] Piper bidentatum Stokes Piper chawya Buch.-Ham. Piper chuvya Miq. Piper saururus Burm. Piper siriboa L. Piperi betlum (L.) St.-Lag.Ref. and suggested reading:www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2559050www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?28574en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betel

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