Guido Mathieu, 2011
Central, South-Western Mexico
Rich - Rock-Epiphytic
Minimum - Medium
This member of the Peperomiaceae*
was given this name by Guido Mathieu in 2011. It is found in central and
south-western Mexico, growing in a little rich soil or as an epiphyte on bare
rocks with lots of water and none or little sun. The caudex can grow to
1,3 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from ten to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish.
The genera name means
'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The species
name refers to the central cavity in the thickened rachis, a
remarkable feature of this species.
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is
now part of
A fact: All
parts of the plants give off a strong cilantro smell, when crushed.