Piper nigrum variegata

Piper nigrum variegata is a variegated variety of Piper nigrum L. which is a scandent herb that grows to a height or length of 10 m or more. Once the main stem is established it grows many side shoots to create a bushy column. The plants form short roots, called adventitious roots, which connect to surrounding supports. Leaves are almond-shaped, tapering towards the tip, dark green and shiny above, paler green below, arranged alternately on the stems. This variegated variety shows splashes and spots of white on the otherwise green foliage.

Genus name: Latin piper, from Ancient Greek πέπερι (péperi, “pepper”), from Sanskrit पिप्पलि (pippali, “Piper longum”).

Piper nigrum variegata

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  • Name: Piper nigrum variegata
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Piperaceae
    Native Range:  Western Ghats of Kerala State in India
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: Black pepper is native to the Western Ghats of Kerala State in India, where it grows wild in the mountains ( Montane tropical evergreen forest). It is cultivated all over the tropics as a commercial crop. Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil and India are the major producers.
    Height: to 15m
    Spread: 50cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers (Piper nigrum): ITIS TSN : 18310; NCBI taxonomy ID : 13216; PlantList-ID : kew-2569664; IPNI plant ID : 682369-1; Tropicos ID : 25000013; Flora of China ID : 200005581; USDA PLANTS ID : PINI3; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 596620; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 3086357; African Plant Database ID : 114949; USDA NDB number : 02030; New Zealand Organisms Register ID : f8bd5166-c528-4e28-8f9b-c00c5e3cbce2; EPPO Code : PIPNI; TAXREF ID : 447453; NE.se ID : svartpeppar; GND ID : 4425419-2; JSTOR topic ID : white-pepper; Quora topic ID : Black-Pepper-2; PalDat plant ID : Piper_nigrum; Open Food Facts food category ID : black-peppers; Encyclopædia Britannica Online ID : plant/black-pepper-plant; MeSH descriptor ID : D029222; uBio ID : 447505 Ecocrop ID : 1714; INRAN Italian Food ID : 006820; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:682369-1; IRMNG ID : 11097708; Open Food Facts ingredient ID : black-pepper; Plant Finder ID : 285067; iNaturalist taxon ID : 83583; Klexikon article ID : Pfeffe;r Wolfram Language entity code : Entity["Food", "BlackPepper::jp3fh"]; Library of Congress authority ID : sh85102395; eBiodiversity ID : 229383; Flowers of India ID : Black Pepper; Brockhaus Enzyklopädie online ID : pfefferstrauch; Observation.org ID : 350920; KBpedia ID : Pepper-TheSpice; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000486494; UNII : 49L10LI8DN; Freebase ID : /m/0139zp

    Synonyms: = Muldera multinervis Miq. = Piper aromaticum Lam. = Piper baccatum C.DC. = Piper colonum C.Presl ≡ Piper glyphicum Hoffmgg. = Piper glyphicum Hoffmgg. ex Kunth = Piper malabarense C.DC. = Piper rotundum Noronha