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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.