Piper borbonense

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Piper borbonense dried fruits.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Piper
Species: P. borbonense
Binomial name
Piper borbonense

Piper borbonense is a species of plant in the Piper genus. A close relative of black pepper, its berries are used as a spice known as voatsiperifery, which comes from voa, the Malagasy word for fruit, and tsiperifery, the local name of the plant.[1][2] A wild pepper, it grows in Madagascar.[3]

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  1. ^ "Madagascan Wild Pepper - Black Peppercorns". Steenbergs Organics. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Plantation Pepper". Akessons. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Vogl, Martin (11 February 2016). "Can tsiperifery replace black pepper on our tables?". BBC News. Retrieved 12 February 2016.