what is cubeb?

The stalked berries are a little bit larger than pepper corns, having a furrowed surface. Most berries are hollow. They are sold whole and should be crushed or ground before usage. It has pungent and bitter with a strong terpene aroma. The aroma is variously described dry-woody, warm-camphoraceous and spicey-peppery. Indonesia. Most cubeb pepper is today harvested in Madura and Lampung regions of Indonesia.