Author: Jan Scholten
English: Tailed pepper; Java pepper.
Botany: woody creeper, climbing perennial; flowers in spikes; fruit globose, pedicelled drupe; grown in shaded coffee plantations; odour aromatic; taste strongly aromatic, pungent, bitter; greyish stem with thick knots; oil has a camphoraceous taste.
Content: calcium, magnesium, ammonium, phosphorus; monoterpenes, sabinene 50%, α-thujene, carene; sesquiterpenes, caryophyllene, copaene, α- and β-cubebene, δ-cadinene, germacrene; 1,4- and 1,8-cineole; alcohol cubebol; cubebene, C15H24.
DD: allspice or Jamaica pepper, the dried unripe berries of a West Indian tree of the Myrtaceae.