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The Piperaceae, also known as the pepper family, is a large family of flowering plants. The group contains roughly 3,610 currently accepted species in five genera. The vast majority of peppers can be found within the two main genera: Piper (2000 species) and Peperomia (1600 species).

Piperaceae
Piper nigrum - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-107.jpg
Piper nigrum, from Koehler (1887)
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Piperaceae