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Peperomia jalcaensis

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Author: Guillermo Pino, 2011
Origin:  Northern Peru
Soil:  Rich - Mosses
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1,2 - 2,5 Centimetres
Height:  4,5 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Peperomiaceae family was found and given this name by Guillermo Pinoin 2011. It is found in the highlands of northern Peru, around 3500 metres, growing in a rich soil with mosses. It receives quite some water and some sun. The caudex grow to 1,2 up to 2,5 centimetres while the leaves reach 4,5 centimetres. The flowers are greenish white.

The genera name means 'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The species name after the origin: Jalca.

Discovered by  Guillermo Pino in 2001.

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