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Family: PEPEROMIACEAE 

 Peperomia pugnicaudex
 
  
Author:  Guillermo Pino 2011
Family:  Peperomiaceae
Habitat:  Central Western Peru
Soil:  Clayis
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  7 (15) Centimetres
Flower:  Whitish
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -
This member of the Peperomiaceae family was given this name by Guillermo Pino in 2011. It is found in the central part of western Peru around 3300 metres height. It is growing in a clayish soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the leaves to seven as well and the flowers twice the height. The flowers are whitish.

The name originates from the Latin word for "fist": Pugnus, referring the the older caudex's shape.