Piperaceae (black pepper family)
 

    The Piperaceae are shrubs, vines, or small trees found throughout subtropical and tropical regions.  There are about 8 genera and 2,000 species, many with medicinal properties.  Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is probably the most well known member of this family.

 

    Piper nigrum (F.E. Khler, 1883-1914)
1995-2003 Missouri Botanical Garden

 

    The following members of the Piperaceae family are growing at Montoso Gardens:

 

Scientific Name Common Name Plant Family

Piper methysticum 'Hiwa Pu Pu'

awa (kava)

Piperaceae

Piper nigrum

black pepper

Piperaceae

 

 

 

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