1866.000 Peperomia Ruiz & Pav.

Diniz, M.A. (1997) Piperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Mathieu, G. (2001-2010) The Internet Peperomia Reference, www.peperomia.net

Mathieu, G. & R. Callejas Posada (2006) New synonymies in the genus Peperomia Ruiz & Pav. (Piperaceae) - an annotated checklist Candollea 61 331 - 363

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial, often epiphytic, herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves whorled, opposite or alternate, ± fleshy. Inflorescence of solitary or crowded spikes. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 0. Petals 0. Stamens 2. Stigma 1. Ovary sessile. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe.

Worldwide: 100 species in tropical and warm areas, especially America

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Peperomia tetraphylla

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bangroana C. DC.EDescription, Image
blanda (Jacq.) Kunth var. leptostachya (Hook. & Arn.) DüllW,E,SDescription, Image
exigua (Blume) Miq.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
molleri C. DC.E
retusa (L.f.) A. Dietr.E,SDescription, Image
tetraphylla (G. Forst.) Hook. & Arn.N,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Peperomia:

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Flora of Malawi: Peperomia
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Peperomia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Peperomia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Peperomia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Peperomia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Peperomia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Peperomia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=459, retrieved 30 July 2016

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