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Taxonavigation: Piperales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Piperales

Familia: Piperaceae
Subfamilia: Piperoideae – Verhuellioideae – Zippelioideae
Genera: Manekia – Peperomia – Piper – Verhuellia – Zippelia


Piperaceae Giseke Prae. Ord. Nat. Pl. 123 (1792) nom. cons.

  • Typus: Piper L. Sp. Pl. 28–30. (1753)


  • Giseke, P.D. 1792. Praelectiones in ordines naturales plantarum 123.
  • Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 12, July 2012 [and more or less continuously updated since]. (web site)
  • Samain, M.-S., Mathieu, G., Wanke, S., Neinhuis, C. & Goetghebeur, P. 2008. Verhuellia revisited - unravelling its intricate taxonomic history and a new subfamilial classification of Piperaceae. Taxon 57: 585-587. Full text PDF from ResearchGate reference page 
  • Samain, M.-S., Vanderschaeve, L., Chaerle, P., Goetghebeur, P., Neinhuis, C. & Wanke, S. 2009. Is morphology telling the truth about the evolution of the species rich genus Peperomia (Piperaceae)? Plant Systematics and Evolution 278: 1-21. [Erratum: Plant Syst. Evol. 280: 251-254. 2009.] doi: 10.1007/s00606-009-0186-4 Full text PDF reference page 
  • Samain, M.-S., Vrijdaghs, A., Hesse, M., Goetghebeur, P., Rodríguez, F.J., Stoll, A., Neinhuis, C. & Wanke, S. 2010. Verhuellia is a segregate lineage in Piperaceae: More evidence from flower, fruit and pollen morphology, anatomy, and development. Annals of Botany 105: 677-688. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcq031 Full text PDF reference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

eesti: Pipralised
한국어: 후추과
italiano: Piperacee
magyar: Borsfélék
македонски: Пипери
suomi: Pippurikasvit
Türkçe: Karabibergiller
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