Piperaceae Family:

Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Golden’ bud on 9-30-13, #192-8.

Piperaceae Giseke

The plant family Piperaceae Giseke was named and described as such by Paul Dietrich Giseke in Praelectiones in Ordines Naturales Plantarum in 1792.

On 1-6-23 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online lists 5 accepted genera in this family commonly known as the pepper family.  

The genera Plants of the World Online include:
Manekia with 6 accepted species listed.
Peperomia with 1,416 accepted species listed.
Piper with 2,405 accepted species listed.
Verhuellia with 3 accepted species listed.
Zippelia with 1 accepted species listed.

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family. I have experience with three members of this family. You can click on their names under the photos to go to their own pages.


Peperomia ferreyrae ‘Peppy’™ on 10-7-13, #193-63.

I have grown Peperomia ferreyrae ‘Peppy’ and Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Golden’. You can click on Peperomia Genus and Species to go to the page about the Peperomia. Theye are links to the plants own pages.


Piper nigrum at 7″ tall on 12-18-09, #54-33.

This Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) was sent by mistake. It did very well for a while then fizzled out…


That’s all I have experience with in this family. Maybe someday there will be more.

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