Macropiper Miq.

Greek macro—large, piper—pepper.

Description: Shrubs or small trees, sometimes scrambling and with swollen nodes. Leaves alternate with palmate venation; leaf stalks sheathing the stem. Flowers unisexual, small and close-set in axillary clusters. Male flowers mostly with 3 stamens. Ovary superior. Fruit red or orange.

Stem nodes swollen; venation palmate; leaf bases sheathing the stem.

9 species from the S Pacific.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Piperaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Piperales
family       Piperaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Macropiper excelsum (G.Forst.) Miq.