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Photo by Keith Taylor.

Photo by Guillermo Pino,

Author: Guillermo Pino, 2011
Origin:  Western Peru
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4,5 Centimetres
Height:  2 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Peperomia macrorhiza var. lilliputiana Guillermo Pino & Cieza Haseltonia, 2005

This tiny member of the Peperomiaceae family was given this name by Guillermo Pino in 2011. It is found in western Peru at around 3300 meters height, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 4,5 centimetres in diameter while the leaves only reach two centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish white.

The genera name means 'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The species name means 'tiny'.

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