Large spreading tree over 10 meters; deciduous; smooth bark; thornless.
A large, glabrous tree. Leaves are alternate, ovate, apiculate-acuminate coriaceous, the upper surface dotted with minute raised spots, base narrowed, 3-nerved, petiole with a gland at the apex on the underside. The inflorescence is Hypanthodium globose, sessile. Fruit is achene ovoid reniform.
Black pepper is a flowering vine, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn.
|1||Piper nigrum, Kali Mirch – Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
Piper nigrum, Kali Mirch is a perennial woody spreading vine. It starts rooting readily where trailing stems touch the ground. The leaves are 5 to 10 cm long and 3 to 6 cm broad. The flowers are small and spherical fruits that ripen red. Indoor houseplants will not usually produce fruit.
The plants may bear fruit from the fourth or fifth year, and then typically for seven years.