The Piperaceae, an aa known as the pepper faimily, are a lairge faimily o flouerin plants. The group conteens roughly 3,600 currently acceptit species in 13 genera. The vast majority o peppers can be foond within the twa main genera: Piper (2000 species) an Peperomia (1600 species).[2]

Piper nigrum, frae Koehler (1887)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Faimily: Piperaceae


  1. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 6 Julie 2013.
  2. Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website Version 9, June 2008