Peperomia magnoliifolia

(Jacquin) A. Dietrich

Sp. Pl. 1: 153. 1831 (as magnoliaefolia).

Basionym: Piper magnoliaefolium Jacquin Collectanea 3: 210. 1791
Synonyms: Peperomia spathulifolia Small Rhynchophorum spathulifolium (Small) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Herbs, perennial, rhizomatous, erect, decumbent, or reclining, simple or sparsely branched, 10-40 cm, glabrous, without black, glandular dots. Leaves alternate; petiole 1/6-1/4 length of blade, glabrous. Leaf blade prominently to obscurely pinnately veined, spatulate to broadly ovate or broadly elliptic, 3-14 × 1.5-6 cm, lateral veins arching-ascending, originating from base to near apex of blade, base attenuate or narrowly to broadly cuneate, not auriculate, not clasping, slightly decurrent along petiole, apex notched or retuse; surfaces resinous-dotted, especially abaxially. Spikes mostly terminal, 1-3, densely flowered, 6-17 cm; peduncle glabrous, mature fruiting spikes 2-3 mm diam. Fruits sessile, ellipsoid, base rounded or tapering, tapering gradually to beak, 0.7-0.9 × 0.5-0.6 mm, minutely warty; beak elongate, 0.5-1 mm, tapering smoothly from broadened base to sharply acute apex, without filiform apical portion, straight, bent, or gradually hooked from about middle.

Phenology: Flowering all year.
Habitat: Hummmocks, terrestrial or epiphytic
Elevation: 0-20 m


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Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Bermuda, n South America.


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Lower Taxa

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David E. Boufford +
(Jacquin) A. Dietrich +
Piper magnoliaefolium +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Bermuda +  and n South America. +
0-20 m +
Hummmocks, terrestrial or epiphytic +
Flowering all year. +
Peperomia spathulifolia +  and Rhynchophorum spathulifolium +
Peperomia magnoliifolia +
Peperomia +
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