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Piper guineense (pepper)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Piper guineense is a West African species of Piper; the spice derived from its dried fruit is known as West African pepper, Ashanti pepper, Benin pepper, false cubeb, Guinea cubeb, uziza pepper or (ambiguously) "Guinea pepper", and called locally kale, kukauabe, masoro, sasema and soro wisa. It is a close relative of cubeb pepper and a relative of black pepper and long pepper. Unlike cubeb pepper, which is large and spherical in shape, Ashanti peppers are prolate spheroids, smaller and smoother than Cubeb pepper in appearance and generally bear a reddish tinge. The stalks of Ashanti pepper berries are also distinctly curved whilst those of cubeb pepper are completely straight.
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Attributes

Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Structure [1]  Shrub

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania

Predators

Eurillas curvirostris (Plain Greenbul)[2]
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)[2]
Ferrisia virgata (grey mealybug)[3]
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)[2]

Distribution

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press.
3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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