Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Piper
P. borbonense
Binomial name
Piper borbonense
(Miq.) C. DC.

Piper borbonense is a species of plant in the genus Piper. A close relative of black pepper, its berries are used as a spice known as voatsiperifery, which comes from voa, the Malagasy word for fruit, and tsiperifery, the local name of the plant.[1][2] A wild pepper, it grows in Madagascar.[3] It can reach up to 20 metres and needs a natural plant support.


  1. ^ "Madagascan Wild Pepper - Black Peppercorns". Steenbergs Organics. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Plantation Pepper". Akessons. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  3. ^ Vogl, Martin (11 February 2016). "Can tsiperifery replace black pepper on our tables?". BBC News. Retrieved 12 February 2016.