|Author: ||Ruiz López
& J.A. Pavon, 1798
Minimum - Medium
scutellaefolium, Martin (Henrichsen) Vahl, 1805.
Piper scutellatum, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, 1805.
Peperomia scutellifolia, by mistake?
This member of the Peperomiaceae family was given this name by
Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavon in 1798. It is found
in Peru, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fourteen centimetres in
flowers are greenish.
The genera name means
'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The
species name means 'leaves like Scutellaria', a member of the
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is
now part of