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English: Pepper family.
Botany: 13 genera; 3610 species; pantropical; herb, shrub, vine, tree; stems with swollen nodes; leaves palmately veined; inflorescence a spike or spadix; flowers 3 merous, small; sepals and petals absent.
Genera: Artanthe, Lindeniopiper, Macropiper, Manekia, Ottonia, Peperomia, Piper, Piperanthera, Pothomorphe, Sarcorhachis, Trianaeopiper, Verhuellia, Zippelia.