Photo by Yader Sageth Ruiz,
Caudex by Mario Véliz, Peperomia.net.
Fruits by Barry Hammel, Flickr.com.
Leaves by Nestor Herrera, Inaturalist.ca.
Plants by Barry Hammel, Flickr.com.
Karl Sigismund Kunth, 1848
Belize, Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Minimum - Medium
Peperomia pinulana, C. DC.
Peperomia schizostachya, Trel.
Peperomia sciaphila, C. DC.
Peperomia claytonioides, var. longiscapa, C. DC. ex Trel.
Peperomia claytonioides var. pinulana, C. DC. ex Trel.
Peperomia pedicellata, Dahlstedt.
This member of the Peperomiaceae
was given this name by Karl Sigismund Kunth in 1848. It is found in Belize,
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua, growing in a
rich soil with quite some water and little sun. The caudex can grow
from one to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to eight centimetres in height. The flowers are
The genera name means
'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The species
name Claytonia, a member of the Portulacaceae family, and
Greek -oides; "resambling" for its resemblance.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is
now part of