African Plant Database

Peperomia tetraphylla (G. Forst.) Hook. & Arn.
Protologue : Bot. Beechey Voy. 97 (1832)
Information on the genus : Peperomia
Basionym : Piper tetraphyllum G. Forst.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Piper tetraphyllum G. Forst.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Piper reflexum L. f.
=Peperomia reflexa (L. f.) A. Dietr.
=Peperomia reflexa f. capensis Miq.
=Peperomia reflexa var. capense (Miq.) C. DC.
=Peperomia reflexa f. tenuipes C. DC. (1911)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, usually epiphytic herb with tufted creeping stems, 5-'27 cm long, sometimes forming mats on tree branches, the 'stolons giving rise to more erect flowering shoots; leaves 'whorled in fours.
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Ecology : On trees in wet forests, mist and gully forests; on fallen logs, in grass by river banks, rocky knolls, semi-evergreen bushland; 950-2700(-2800) m alt.
  Not in Somalia (Ethiopian locality). S. Tomé; Socotra; Lesotho; pantropical.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Epiphyte, Leaf Succulent; Humid, Subhumid, Montane; Forest, Inselberg/Rock Face; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m, 2000-2499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 141 (1997).

Bibliography other :
  • de Candolle, A. de Candolle (1869). Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis ... (DC.) 16(1): 451 
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Record n°114992 modified 2009-09-24
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