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Peperomia retusa

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Author: Albert Gottfried Dietrich 1831
Family:  Peperomiaceae
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Habitat:   Southern South Africa
Soil:   Peat
Water:   Medium-Maximum
Sun:   Minimum-Medium
Height:  5-15 centimetres
Flower:   Green
Propagate:   Seeds/Cuttings
Names:   -
Synonyms:  Piper retusum L. f. 1782. Peperomia mannii Hook. f. ex C. DC. 1864. Peperomia retusa var. ciliolata C. DC. 1869. Peperomia bachmannii C. DC. 1894. Peperomia ulugurensis Engl. 1894. Peperomia tenuispica C. DC. 1911. Peperomia gracilipetiolata De Wild. 1920. Peperomia subdichotoma De Wild. 1920. Peperomia retusa var. bachmannii (C. DC.) Düll 1973.

This tiny member of the Peperomaiceae family was given this name by Albert Gottfried Dietrich in 1831. It is found in high altitude forest in Northern Province, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape, growing in a rich peat with some to lots of water and little to some sun.