Peperomia gracieana

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Peperomia gracieana

Description

Epiphytic, terrestrial or epilithic herb, creeping and rooting at nodes. Stem glabrous, 40 cm long, whitish green. Leaves alternate, distinctly peltate; petiole 1-5(-10) cm long, glabrous; blade fleshy in vivo, membranous almost transparent when dried, broadly elliptic to orbicular, 1-4.5 x 1-3.5 cm, apex rounded, base rounded, pilose with erect trichomes on upper surface; venation obvious in dried state, veins 6-8 from base. Inflorescence single, axillary; peduncle slender, 1.5-1.7 cm long, glabrous, green; spike laxly flowered, 4-6 cm long, green; floral bracts rounded, glabrous. Young fruits flat at apex, green, mature fruits not yet collected.

Distribution

French Guiana: present Southern America:, Brazil North (Amapá present)
Only known from French Guiana and Brazil (Amapa); 17 collections studied (FG: 17).