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Peperomia campylotropa

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Photo from: G. D. Rowley.

Photo from

Author:  Arthur William Hill, 1907
Origin:  Guatemala, Mexico
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Peperomia campylotricha (Rowley misspelling?).
Peperomia umbilicata
Ruiz & Pav, 1798.
Piber umbilicata
Vahl. 1805.
Tidenia peruvana
Miq. 1843.
(Peperomia gracillima
Sereno Watson, 1887?).
Peperomia peruvia
Dahlst 1900.
Peperomia bracteata A. W. Hill, 1907.

This member of the Peperomiaceae* family was given this name by Arthur William Hill in 1907. It's found in Guatemala and  Mexico's colder parts. Growing in rich soil with some water in the shadows. The underground bulb gets five centimetres, the leaves 25 centimetres. The flowers are green.

The genera name means 'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The species name from Greek kampylos; 'bent' and -tropa means 'crown'.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is Peperomiaceae now part of the Piperaceae.