EPPO Global Database

Piper nigrum(PIPNI)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-03-01

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

Notes

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
gemeiner Pfefferstrauch German
black pepper English
common pepper English
pimentero Spanish
poivrier cultivé French
pianta del pepe Italian
peper Dutch
pimenteiro Portuguese
pepparbuske Swedish