False Kava (Fijian: Yaqoyaqona)

Macropiper timothianum (Piperaceae)

Characteristics

Shrub, 1.5-3 m tall. White flowers and red fruits.

Distribution

Grows in Pacific islands like Fiji and Samoa

Natural Medical Properties

No known.

Did you know?

Close related (same subfamily) to Kava (Piper methysticum) and Black Pepper (Piper nigrum).

Further reading:

Literature

World Flora Online
WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families
A working list of all plant species