Piper nigrum
(Piperaceae) 

Common Names 

English: pepper

Spanish: pimienta  

German: pfeffer

French: poivre 

 

Origin and Distribution 

Native to southwestern India.  Widely cultivated throughout the tropics.  Commercial production in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka and Brazil.

 

 

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) fruits

 

 

 

   

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