|Author: ||Karl Sigismund Kunth, 1815
||Rich - Mix
macrorhiza var. lilliputiana =
lilliputiana Pino, 2011)
This member of the Peperomiaceae family was
given this name by Karl Sigismund Kunth in 1815. It is found in
northern Peru, growing in the rich soil in rock cracks, but will
require a rather drained soil in culture. Quite some water and
little to some sun. The caudex can grow to four and a half
centimetre or more while the leaves up to five centimetre.
The flowers are greenish white.
The genera name means
'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The
species name means 'big root'.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is
now part of