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Piper nigrum, from Koehler (1887)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Bercht. & J.Presl
  • Manekia
  • Peperomia
  • Piper
  • Piperanthera
  • Sarcorhachis
  • Verhuellia
  • Zippelia

Piperaceae is the botanical name for a family of flowering plants. Such a family has been recognized by most taxonomists: it is sometimes known as the "pepper family". The best known species is Piper nigrum, which yields the most famous peppercorns used as a spice, including "black pepper", although its cousins in the family include many other spices.

The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, of 1998), also recognizes this family, and assigns it to the order Piperales in the clade magnoliids.

The family consists of about a dozen genera, totalling two to three thousand species of usually aromatic plants. The best known genera are Peperomia and Piper.

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

Main Page
Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Ordo: Piperales
Familia: Piperaceae
Genera: Arctottonia - Macropiper - Manekia - Peperomia - Piper - Pothomorphe - Sarcorhachis - Trianaeopiper - Verhuellia - Zippelia


Piperaceae Batsch

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Vernacular name

Magyar: Borsfélék
Türkçe: Karabibergiller


  • Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 6, May 2005. [1]
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Vascular Plant Families and Genera[2]

Simple English

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked) Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Bercht. & J.Presl

The Piperaceae, also known as the pepper family, is a large family of flowering plants. The group contains roughly 3,610 currently accepted species in five genera. The vast majority of peppers can be found within the two main genera: Piper (2000 species) and Peperomia (1600 species).


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