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Photo by Yader Sageth Ruiz, Inaturalist.org


Caudex by Mario Véliz, Peperomia.net.


Fruits by Barry Hammel, Flickr.com.


Leaves by Nestor Herrera, Inaturalist.ca.


Plants by Barry Hammel, Flickr.com.

Author: 

Karl Sigismund Kunth, 1848

Family: 

PEPEROMIACEAE*

Origin: 

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua

Soil: 

Rich

Water: 

Maximum

Sun: 

Minimum - Medium

Thickness: 

1-2 Centimetres

Height: 

8 Centimetres

Flower: 

White

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Peperomia ovatopeltata, C. DC.
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 family 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 white.

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 Peperomiaceae now part of the Piperaceae.

 


The flowers by Belén Jiménez Tutor Naturalista Chiapas, Inaturalist.ca.