EPPO Global Database

Piper betle(PIPBE)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PIPBE
  • Preferred name: Piper betle
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Indochina, Malesia (Malaya and Philippines). Betel leaves are used as a vegetable, and as a wrap for chewing areca nut or tobacco. Introduced in Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Caribbean (Cuba), New Guinea

Common names
Name Language
betel pepperbush English
betel vine English
betle pepper English
Betelpfefferstrauch German
betel French
bétel Spanish
betel Italian
betelblad Dutch
bétele Portuguese
sirih Indonesian