Piper interruptum is a climbing shrub producing woody stems 20 - 45mm thick[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its stem, which is used locally and also sold in local markets.
Southeast Asia - Taiwan, ?Indo-China, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea to northeast Australia and possible also to the Pacific Islands
Rainforest at elevations from near sea level to 750 metres in northeast Australia[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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[
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