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Photo by Marie-Stephanie Samain, Peperomia.net.

Author:  M. Samain & G. Pino, 2011
Family:  PEPEROMIACEAE*
Origin:  Central Peru
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1,5-2,2 Centimetres
Height:  5-14 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Peperomiaceae family was given this name by Marie-Stéphanie Samain and Guillermo Pino in 2011. It is found in central Peru, around 2500 meters height, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow from 1,5 to 2,2 centimetres in diameter, the leaves from 5 to 14 centimetres, and the greenish flowers up to 20 centimetres.

The genera name means 'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The species name in honour of Werner Rauh, a famous German botanist, who found it in 1983.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is Peperomiaceae now part of the Piperaceae.