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Aridland Peperomia

Peperomia leptostachya Hook. & Arn.

Derivation of specific name

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blanda: mild, pleasing, charming (Latin); leptostachya: with slender spikes (Greek).
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth
var. leptostachya (Hook. & Arn.) Düll Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119900
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Description

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Erect perennial epiphytic or lithophytic herb. Stems sometimes decumbent, up to 50 cm long, rooting at the lower nodes, more or less pubescent. Leaves opposite, sometimes alternate near the base or whorled below the inflorescence, broadly elliptic, ovate or obovate-oblong, up to 5 mm long, fleshy when fresh, more or less pubescent on both surfaces; margin entire but ciliate; petiole 5-15 mm long, pubescent. Inflorescence in terminal or lateral 2-5-clustered spikes, greenish, 4-10 cm long. Fruit globose-ovoid, 0.7-0.9 mm long, covered in sticky papillae.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth
var. leptostachya (Hook. & Arn.) Düll Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119900
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Worldwide distribution

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Widespread From DRC and East Africa to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Also in Madagascar, Mascarene Islands, Yemen, Tropical Asia, Taiwan, Micronesia, Polynesia, Australia and from Florida, USA to South America.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth
var. leptostachya (Hook. & Arn.) Düll Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119900
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Comprehensive Description

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Peperomia leptostachya Hooker & Arnott

Peperomia leptostachya Hooker & Arnott, Bot. Beechey Voy., 96, 1832 [type from the Sandwich Islands, Lay & Collie, not seen by us.].—Yuncker, Occ. Pap. Bishop Mus., 14:22, 1938; 22:104, 1959.

Erect, fleshy, pubescent herb, leaves opposite or whorled, lower ones tending to be reflexed and caducous in dry seasons and situations, oval, oval-obovate, or rarely broadly ovate, obtuse to acutish at both ends, petioles up to 1 cm long, usually shorter; spikes terminal or in upper axils, pedunculate, slender, elongate, to 6 (or 10) cm or more, peduncles hirtellous, rachis glabrous; fruit globose-subobovoid, 0.9 mm long.

Hawaii and Southeastern Polynesia westward at least to Fiji and the New Hebrides; in Micronesia known only from Palau, where it is uncommon on limestone rocks at low elevations.

CAROLINE ISLANDS.—Palau: Koror: On elevated coral rock, Kanehira & Hatusima 4416 (FU); small unnamed island near Koror, Kanehira 243 (FU, NY).
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Fosberg, F. Raymond and Sachet, Marie-Hélène. 1975. "Flora of Micronesia, 2: Casuarinaceae, Piperaceae, and Myricaceae." Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. 1-32. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.24

Peperomia blanda var. floribunda

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Peperomia blanda var floribunda is a succulent herb in the family Piperaceae. The typical habitat is damp rock crevices, sometimes terrestrial. Found in Australia, Africa, India, Malesia and Melanesia.[1][2] Treated by some authorities as Peperomia leptostachya.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b B.J. Conn & R.G. Coveny. "Peperomia blanda var floribunda, PlantNET - NSW Flora Online". Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  2. ^ a b F.A.Zich; B.P.M.Hyland; T.Whiffen; R.A.Kerrigan (2020). "Peperomia blanda var. floribunda". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 8 (RFK8). Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR), Australian Government. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Peperomia leptostachya, World Flora Online". A Project of the World Flora Online Consortium. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  4. ^ "Peperomia leptostachya". Species information. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
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Peperomia blanda var. floribunda: Brief Summary

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Peperomia blanda var floribunda is a succulent herb in the family Piperaceae. The typical habitat is damp rock crevices, sometimes terrestrial. Found in Australia, Africa, India, Malesia and Melanesia. Treated by some authorities as Peperomia leptostachya.

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