Piper Famecho'ni, Kissi, Kinnine, Guinea Pepper; Upper Guinea. Fruit in cylindrical clusters -- small blackish-brown, ovoid berries, each with cubeb-like pedicle at base; aromatic odor, agreeable taste; contains volatile oil 4.5-11.5 p.c., piperine 3.5-5 p.c. Used like pepper.
Piper. Be'tel. -- India. Climbing plant; leaves chewed by the Malays with lime and areca-nut shavings. P. carpun'ya, Chile, Peru; small tree. P. pelta'tum, P. umbella'tum; Tropical America. Diuretic; skin deseases, tumor.