African Plant Database

Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth
Protologue : Nov. Gen. Sp. [H.B.K.] 1: 67 (1816)
Information on the genus : Peperomia
Basionym : Piper blandum Jacq.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Piper blandum Jacq. (1791)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Peperomia arabica Decne. ex Miq.
=Peperomia leptostachya Hook. & Arn. (1832)
=Peperomia blanda var. leptostachya (Hook. & Arn.) Düll (1973)
=Peperomia arabica var. parvifolia C. DC.
=Peperomia bequaertii De Wild. (1920)
=Peperomia brachytrichoides Engl. (1910)
=Peperomia kyimbilana C. DC. (1920)
=Peperomia arabica var. floribunda Miq.
=Peperomia blanda var. floribunda (Miq.) H. Huber (1988)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect succulent rhizomatous plant, 10-50(-60) cm tall; sometimes 'epiphytic.
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Ecology : Bare but often shady rocky places, evergreen scrub and “dry forest”, also margins of standing water and springs or in riverine thickets and gallery; in the spray from waterfalls; rarely epiphyte on e.g. Diospyros; 250-2200 m alt. Arabia ; S. Africa
Biol./Eco : Herb, Epiphyte, Leaf Succulent, Stem Succulent; Subhumid, Dry; Forest, Inselberg/Rock Face; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa. New World,

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Piperaceae: 1-21 (1996)
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 141 (1997).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 115003
Record n°115003 modified 2006-11-20
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