Tasmannia lanceolata pepper berry


Tasmannia lanceolata flowers


Tasmannia lanceolata flower



Tasmannia lanceolata flowers


Common names:- Mountain pepper , or Cornish pepper leaf.


The leaf and berry are used as a spice, typically dried. Mountain pepper was used as a colonial pepper substitute.

It can be added to curries, cheeses, and alcoholic beverages. It is exported to Japan to flavour wasabi. The berries are sweet at first with a peppery aftertaste.

Dried T. lanceolata berries and leaves have strong antimicrobial activity against food spoilage organisms. It also has high antioxidant activity.

Medicinal uses:-

It is used for treating scurvy.

Mountain pepper is one of a number of native Australian herbs and food species.

Tasmannia lanceolata flowers


Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Magnoliids
Order:     Canellales
Family:     Winteraceae
Genus:     Tasmannia
Species:     T. lanceolata
Binomial name
Tasmannia lanceolata