Tree Pepper
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Tree Pepper
ntroduced Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Tree Pepper
Botanical name: Piper arboreum    Family: Piperaceae (Pepper family)

Tree Pepper is an ornamental aromatic shrub or tree. As shrub, it reaches heights of 3 m or can grow in a tree, reaching up to 8 m. Tree Pepper produce the largest candle-like flower spikes of the genus Piper. The plant is originally from the Americas and Africa, and like all Pipers, prefers a shady position.

Identification credit: K.V. Saji
Photographed at Kadra, North Karnataka.
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