Peperomia rhombea

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Peperomia rhombea

<<Inflorescences>Floral bracts>Diameter

0.4-0.5 mm in diam.1
1. 004-004-001

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

0.8-3.7 cm long2
2. 004-002-001

<<Inflorescences>Spikes>Length

2.2-6 cm long3
3. 004-003-001

<<Leaves>Blade>Dimensions

1.3-1.5 x 0.4-1 cm4
4. 003-002-003

<<Leaves>Blade>Margins

margin ciliolate at apex, obtuse at apex, narrowly acute at base, glabrous above, sparsely minutely pubescent below;5
5. 003-002-004

<<Leaves>Blade>Shape

subrhombic, elliptic or narrowly elliptic6
6. 003-002-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Texture

coriaceous fleshy7
7. 003-002-001

<<Leaves>Petiole>Length

0.1-0.5 cm long8
8. 003-001-001

<Fruits>Length

0.9-1 mm long9
9. 005-001

<Fruits>Stigma

stigma apical.10
10. 005-002

<Inflorescences>Floral bracts

floral bracts rounded, glabrous,11
11. 004-004

<Inflorescences>Peduncle

peduncle , minutely pubescent;12
12. 004-002

<Inflorescences>Position

terminal13
13. 004-001

<Inflorescences>Spikes

spike ;14
14. 004-003

<Leaves>Blade

blade , , ,15
15. 003-002

<Leaves>Petiole

petiole , minutely pubescent;16
16. 003-001

<Leaves>Veins

distinctly palmately 3-veined.17
17. 003-003

Description

Epiphytic, stoloniferous herb. Stem sparsely pubescent. Leaves in whorls of 3-5, usually 4; petiole 0.1-0.5 cm long, minutely pubescent; blade coriaceous fleshy, subrhombic, elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 1.3-1.5 x 0.4-1 cm, margin ciliolate at apex, obtuse at apex, narrowly acute at base, glabrous above, sparsely minutely pubescent below; distinctly palmately 3-veined. Inflorescence terminal, solitary, simple; peduncle 0.8-3.7 cm long, minutely pubescent; spike 2.2-6 cm long; floral bracts rounded, glabrous, 0.4-0.5 mm in diam.Fruits ellipsoid or ovoid, 0.9-1 mm long, slightly stipitate at maturity, stigma apical.

Distribution

Antilles present, Guianas, Southern America: Peru (Peru present), northern S America present
Antilles and northern S America to Peru. No collections reported from the Guianas, but expected to be found.

Fruits

Fruits ellipsoid or ovoid, , slightly stipitate at maturity,18
18. 005

Habit

Epiphytic, stoloniferous herb.19
19. 001

Inflorescences

Inflorescence , solitary, simple;20
20. 004

Leaves

Leaves in whorls of 3-5, usually 4;21
21. 003

Stems

Stem sparsely pubescent.22
22. 002