From the Super Mario Wiki
The Jumping Piranha Plant, also known as a Piranha Flower, is a type of Piranha Plant that is not rooted to the ground.
Super Mario series
Super Mario World
Jumping Piranha Plants made their debut in Super Mario World as the most frequent Piranha Plant enemies in the game. They wait in their pipes and when the player goes close to the pipe, they jump out of the pipe or bushes. In some cases, they also spit two fireballs, which may show a relation to Fire Piranha Plants.
After the Special World has been completed, Jumping Piranha Plants turn into Jumping Pumpkin Plants, which look like Jumping Piranha Plants wearing jack o'lanterns on their heads. They function exactly the same, and still harm Mario if jumped on.
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Jumping Piranha Plants return in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. They only appear in World-e's e-Reader accessible level, Hotte! Hotte! Horimakure!!. The Jumping Piranha Plants behave exactly similar to that of Super Mario World, though their appearance is pretty much identical to Super Mario Bros. 3 's original Piranha Plant species, save for their propeller-like leaf.
Names in other languages
|Possible portmanteau of "Peep" and "Pakkun";|
officially romanised as "P-Pakkun"
||Plante Piranha Sauteuse
||Jumping Piranha Plant
- ^ Mario Mania, page 132.