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Useful Tropical Plants

Piper interruptum

Opiz

Piperaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Piper interruptum
Flowers and leaves
Photograph by: Not known
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
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General Information

Piper interruptum is a climbing shrub producing woody stems 20 - 45mm thick[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for its stem, which is used locally and also sold in local markets.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

Southeast Asia - Taiwan, ?Indo-China, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea to northeast Australia and possible also to the Pacific Islands

Habitat

Rainforest at elevations from near sea level to 750 metres in northeast Australia[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Edible Uses

The stem is used as a flavouring. It is very spicy, with peppery and chilli tones, and leaves a lingering aftertaste. It is used especially in Northern Laos and northern Thailand food, and has a slightly numbing effect on the tongue[
969
Title
Chilli wood, pepper wood Piper ribesioides Wall., Piper interruptum Opiz
Publication
Food From Northern Laos
Author
Dorothy Culloty
Website
http://www.foodfromnorthernlaos.com/2010/08/10/chilli-wood/
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Information on the use of Piper ribesioides and Piper interruptum in cooking in N. Laos
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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