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Pipli

Piper longum

Also known as

Indian Long Pepper, Long Pepper

തിപ്പലി ( തിപ്പല്ലി) by User:Noush4 friends (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

4m

3m

Min

2m

Flowering

More images of Pipli

A green leaved Piper longum plant
A close up of a green Piper longum plant with a yellow flower spike
Some brown Piper longum long fruits against a white surface
A close up of some Piper longum fruits

Pipli Overview

Piper longum is an evergreen, perennial vining climber in the pepper family, Piperaceae. Originating from Southern Asia, this plant is known by the names Indian Long Pepper, Long Pepper or Pipli. It's grown for the fruits, which are dried and used in cooking as a spice and seasoning, the taste is similar, but hotter, to that of the related Piper nigrum fruits, from which green, black and white pepper are produced. Foliage is alternately arranged on stems, leaves are almond-shaped and taper towards the tip. Flowers are white-yellow to reddish in colour, arranged in clusters on spike structures, there are between 50-150 individual flowers on a spike. They develop into rounded, berry-like, drupe fruits, each containing a single seed. Usually, 50-60 fruits are produced per flowering spike.

Special features of Pipli

Attractive leaves

Attractive fruits