Mathieu & G. Pino, 2011
Greene - Pink
This member of the Peperomiaceae
given this name by
Guido Mathieu and Guillermo
Pino in 2011. It is found in Ancash in northern Peru, growing in a
clayish soil with quite some water and little or no sun. The caudex
can grow to three and a half centimetre in diameter. The entire
plant reach ten or even fifteen centimetres in height, the whitish
green or pinkish flowers adding the last five centimetres.
The genera name means
'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The
species name after the nearby
village; Ocros. A highland area, around 3100 metres.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is
now part of