A new pepper species has been discovered in south China’s Hainan Province, according to the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences. The new species, Piper jianfenglingense, is found in evergreen broadleaf forests at elevations between 500 and 800 meters at the Jianfengling National Nature Reserve in the province’s Ledong Li Autonomous County, according to the academy…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017

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  • According to a researcher with the Spice and Beverage Research Institute of the academy, Piper jianfenglingense is the 12th new pepper species found in Hainan Island and the 61st overall in China.

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  • Piper jianfenglingense was discovered on the Jianfengling National Natural Reserve (~20,000 hectares), southwestern Hainan Island.

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