EPPO Global Database

Piper nigrum(PIPNI)

Last modification: 2002-03-01

Basic information
  • EPPO code: PIPNI
  • Preferred name: Piper nigrum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Indian subcontinent. Cultivated since ancient times as a spice, and introduced first into southeast Asia and China, then into West Africa by the Portuguese, then to tropical America (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America) by the Spanish

Common names
Name Language
black pepper English
common pepper English
gemeiner Pfefferstrauch German
poivrier cultivé French
pimentero Spanish
pianta del pepe Italian
peper Dutch
pimenteiro Portuguese
pepparbuske Swedish
kaalee mirch Hindi
safed mirch Hindi
काली मिर्च Hindi
सफेद मिर्च Hindi