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Black pepper

Piper nigrum

Description:

"Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruit, known as a peppercorn when dried, is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter, dark red when fully mature, and, like all drupes, contains a single seed. Peppercorns, and the powdered pepper derived from grinding them, may be described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit), green pepper (dried unripe fruit) and white pepper (dried ripe seeds)."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pepper

Habitat:

"Black pepper is native to south India, and is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions. Currently Vietnam is the world's largest producer and exporter of pepper, producing 34% of the world's Piper nigrum crop as of 2008." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_peppe...


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Kerala, India

Lat: 8.56, Long: 76.91

Spotted on Sep 9, 2012
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012

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