Black Pepper, Common Pepper
Synonyms of Piper nigrum (16) (Updated on 1-6-23 from Plants of the World Online): Muldera multinervis Miq., Muldera wightiana Miq., Piper aromaticum Lam., Piper baccatum C.DC., Piper colonum C.Presl, Piper denudatum Opiz, Piper glabrispica C.DC., Piper glyphicum Hoffmanns. ex Kunth, Piper laxum Vahl, Piper malabarense C.DC., Piper nigricans Willd. ex Link, Piper nigrum var. hirtellosum Asokan Nair & Ravindran, Piper nigrum var. trioicum (Roxb.) C.DC., Piper rotundum Noronha, Piper trioicum Roxb., Rhyncholepis haeankeana Miq.
Piper nigrum L. is the accepted scientific name for this species of Piper. The genus and species were named and described as such by Carl von Linnaeus in Species Plantarum in 1753. This species is native to India and Sri Lanka.
As of 1-6-23 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online lists 2,405 species in the Piper genus. It is a member of the plant family Piperaceae with 5 genera. These numbers could change as updates are made on POWO.
This Piper nigrum was sent to us by mistake from Wellspring Gardens in 2009. It did very well for a while then died but I don’t remember when. It seemed to be fairly easy to grow.
Origin: India and Sri Lanka.
Zones: USDA Zones 10b-11 (35 to 40° F).
Size: 12-15’ tall, smaller in pots.
Light: Light shade.
Maybe someday I will buy another Piper nigrum when I have the right conditions. Some of the links below describe the many benefits of black pepper in your diet.
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