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Piper aduncum, Spiked Pepper, Higuillo de Hoja, Matico

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 Piper aduncum
Family: Piperaceae
Spiked Pepper, Higuillo de Hoja, Matico
Origin: South and Central America
small tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterethnomedical

Small tree to 7 m tall, with short silt roots and soft, brittle wood; foliage and twigs aromatic. Branches erect, but with drooping twigs and swollen, purplish nodes. Leaves alternate, distichous, elliptic, 12-22 cm long, shortly petiolate; lamina scabrid above, with sunken nerves, softly hairy beneath. Inflorescence a leaf-opposed, curved spike on a 12-17 cm peduncle, white to pale yellow, turning green with maturity. Flowers crowded in regular transverse ranks. Fruit a 1-seeded berry, blackish when ripe.

Used as a aromatic stimulant, against gonorrhea, leukorrhea, piles, hemorrhages and dyspepsia.

Propagation: seeds and cuttings.

Culture: full sun / light shade, sandy loam soil, needs high humidity.

Plant in frost free areas.


 Piper aduncum, Spiked Pepper, Higuillo de Hoja, Matico

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Piper aduncum, Spiked Pepper, Higuillo de Hoja, Matico

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