Piperaceae (weeds)

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Peperomia pellucida (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Piperaceae - pepper family (weeds)

This family contains more than 3,000 species of plants which grow mainly in the tropics and subtropics as herbs, vines, shrubs or small trees. They have many small flowers arranged in spikes without sepals or petals. Several are grown as spices (e.g. black pepper) or for medicinal purposes. Some are important weeds.

The following species of weeds are currently entered under this family: