Peperomia bangroana C. DC.

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Peperomia bangroana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to spice garden, Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

Peperomia bangroana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to spice garden, Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

Peperomia bangroana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to spice garden, Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

Peperomia bangroana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to spice garden, Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

Peperomia bangroana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Carpark for Big Tree, Chirinda Forest.

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Synonyms: Peperomia mascharena C. DC.
Peperomia rotundifolia sensu FZ 9(2)
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate perennial epiphytic or lithophytic herb, often mat-forming with creeping stems up to 40 cm long. Leaves alternate, sometimes opposite near the end of the stems, elliptic to circular, up to 12 mm long, rather stiff and fleshy, sparsely puberulous on both surfaces; margin entire but slightly ciliate. Inflorescence terminal or lateral spikes, greenish.
Notes: The African species P. bangroana was treated as a synonym of P. rotundifolia in Flora of West Tropical Africa (Hutchinson and Dalziel, 1954) and in Flora Zambesiaca. However, on the basis of differences in the inflorescence, Mathieu, G. & R. Callejas Posada (2006) show that the African P. bangroana consistently differs from the New World P. rotundifolia and thereby treat it as a separate species.
Derivation of specific name: bangroana: named for the type locality, the Bagru river in Sierra Leone
Habitat: In evergreen forest and riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape. Also in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 October 2011
Literature:

Diniz, M.A. (1996). Piperaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) Pages 77 - 78. as Peperomia rotundifolia

Diniz, M.A. (1997). Piperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2) Page 33.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 67. as Peperomia rotundifolia

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 Pages 356 - 357.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 144. as Peperomia rotundifolia


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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: Species information: Peperomia bangroana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119960, retrieved 27 July 2016

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