The plant family Piperaceae Giseke was named and described as such by Paul Dietrich Giseke in Praelectiones in Ordines Naturales Plantarum in 1792.
When I last updated this page on 2-10-21, 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 1,373 accepted species listed. Up from 1,339 on the last update.
Piper with 2,171 accepted species listed. Up from 2,092 on the last update
Verhuellia with 2 accepted species listed.
Zippelia with 1 accepted species listed.
The genus Macropiper with 12 species on the last update was moved to the Piper genus.
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