George Bentham, 1844
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
This member of the Peperomiaceae
was given this name by George Bentham in 1844. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador
and Peru, growing in a rich soil with quite some water and little or no sun. The caudex can grow to
two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to nine centimetres in height. The strange flowers are white.
The genera name means
'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The species
name from Greek; kotyledon; "cup" or "hollowed".
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