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As a comment about Wild Betel Leaf (Piper sarmentosum), greene wrote:

This is a Southeast Asian culinary vegetable having very shiny, heart-shaped leaves. It has no official English common name, but is sometimes called 'wild betel leaf.' It prefers to grow in damp shade, a trailing groundcover plant. Piperales order; Piperaceae family. In Thai it is chaphlu/ cha phlu/cha pluu/cha pluey.

The use of the common name may cause this plant to be confused with Piper betle/Betel Pepper/Paan which is a climbing plant.

rth5
Aug 16, 2016 7:48 AM CST
Thank you for that,but the plant looks nothing like the Betel Leaf.My father-in-law had the plant i have in his garden in Scotland for many years when he passed away we took it and placed in a pot it has been with us for about 22yrs now..My father-in-law said it was a jungle plant !!
Thank you for your help. Thank You!
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 16, 2016 11:01 AM CST
@rth5
Thank you for your comment. You are correct - the plant is not the Betel Leaf. Since there is no official common name for the plant in the English language people often call it "Wild Betel Leaf".

Looking at my comment, you will see that I wrote: "The use of the common name may cause this plant to be confused with Piper betle/Betel Pepper/Paan which is a climbing plant."
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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