Piper borbonense

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Piper borbonense (Wild Voatsiperifery Pepper) Fianarantsoa Madagascar.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Piper
P. borbonense
Binomial name
Piper borbonense
(Miq.) C. DC.

Piper borbonense is a species of plant in the genus Piper. A close relative of black pepper, its berries are used as a spice known as voatsiperifery, which comes from voa, the Malagasy word for fruit, and tsiperifery, the local name of the plant.[1][2] A wild pepper, it grows in Madagascar.[3]


  1. ^ "Madagascan Wild Pepper - Black Peppercorns". Steenbergs Organics. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Plantation Pepper". Akessons. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  3. ^ Vogl, Martin (11 February 2016). "Can tsiperifery replace black pepper on our tables?". BBC News. Retrieved 12 February 2016.

External links

  • http://plants.jstor.org/flora/floc012468

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