Piperaceae (pepper family)
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Five genera and about 3600 species (pantropical), with
two genera (Piper and Peperomia) and
nine species native to southern Africa . An additional 11 species are cultivated in the region, including
Piper nigrum (Black pepper).
Genera native to southern Africa
List from Jordaan (2000).
About 1000 species (pantropical), with seven species native to southern Africa
and an additional nine species that are cultivated in southern Africa.
Piper (pepper genus)
About 1000 species (cosmopolitan in warm regions), with two species
native to southern Africa and an additional two species (including
pepper Piper nigrum) cultivated in southern Africa.