Piper magnificum Trel.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Lacquered Pepper
Synonym: Piper pseudolindenii C. DC.
Common Name: Lacquered Pepper Tree, Peruvian Pepper
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Not specified
Distribution: Native to South America
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental garden plant, indoor plant
Key Characteristics: Woody shrub with stiff upright form. Stems square, ridged and corky. Leaves large, highly-glossy, dark green above and purple below, puckered appearance. Flowers light green, tubular, hanging from stems. Fruits are insignificant, pepper-like aggregated drupes, maturing to black.