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Study on genus Piper in Thailand

 

 

Publications

 

Genus Piper

 

Family Zingiberaceae

 

Molecular Systematics

 

Nucleotides: GenBank

 

Others

 

Study on genus Piper in Thailand

 

Books

 

The Genus Piper in Thailand

 

Plant Molecular Systematics

Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics

 

Researcher team

 

Tawatchai Tanee

 

Runglawan Sudmoon

 

Piya Mokkamul

 

Pornarong Siripiyasing

 

Kowit Noikotr

 

Activities

 

Trip 1

 

Trip 2

 

Trip 3

 

Trip 4

 

Trip 5

 

Related links

 

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SCOPUS citation index

 

Department of Biology

 

Faculty of Science

 

Khon Kaen University

 

 

 

 

Terminology for morphological description [1]

 

Related inks:

è List of species discovered in Thailand

è Photos of new species

 

Background and usefulness of genus Piper

The genus Piper distributed mainly in tropical regions of the world. Several species have great economic and cultural importance including P. nigrum, P. betle, P. methysticum, etc. Many species have been used for foods, medicines, stimulants, antiseptics and antioxidants in Thai culture [1].

Our taxonomic accounts on this genus are based on the stamen and stigma numbers and characters, floral bract morphology, leaf shape, and leaf venation [2].

 

Discovered Piper species in Thailand

We have explored the genus since 1999. Until July 2009, 43 species were reported in the second edition of “The genus Piper in Thailand”. However the international publication [2] included only 40 species. The three addition species that the reviewers asked to omit are P. brevicaule, P. crocatum and P. umbellatum.

The reasons, from the reviewers, of omitting are:

- P. brevicaule is synonymous of P. sarmentosum which further checking is needed.

- P. crocatum and P. umbellatum are introduced.

P. crocatum is actually introduced, however people can easily see in plant markets and in Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Chiang Mai. Therefore, it is useful for reader to include this species in the book. Additionally, we have discovered P. umbellatum in natural wilds in many places of Thailand including National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries [1]. So we included it in the book.

 

References

1.    Chaveerach, A., Tanee, T., Sudmoon, R. and Mokkamul, P. 2009. The genus Piper in Thailand. Second edition. Khon Kaen: Khon Kaen Karnpim. 163 pp. ISBN 978-616-549-005-4. (in Thai).

2.    Chaveerach, A., Sudmoon, R., Tanee, T. and Mokkamul, P. 2008. The species diversity of the genus Piper from Thailand. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 59(2):105-163.

 

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Last update: 23 September 2010

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