|Author: ||Friedrich A. Wilhelm Miquel, 1843
de Lourdes; Mexico.
Peperomia umbilicata var. macrophylla, C.DC.
Peperomia umbilicata var. monticola, Dahlst.
Piper hydrocotylefolium, M.Martens & Galeotti.
This member of the Peperomiaceae family was described by Friedrich Anton
Wilhelm Miquel in 1843. It is found in Balnearo
de Lourdes, SLP, Mexico. Give it a
well-drained soil with plenty of water and some sun, and the green
"mouse-tail" flowers will come. The caudex can grow to
five centimetres in diameter, and the leaves, arising directly from
it, will grow to seven centimetres or more, if the light are less.
The genera name means
'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The
species name means 'mountain dweller'.
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