Peperomia maguirei

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Peperomia maguirei

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

1-2 cm long1
1. 004-003-001

<<Inflorescences>Spikes>Length

2-7 cm long2
2. 004-004-001

<<Inflorescences>Spikes>Rachises

rachis hardly ridged;3
3. 004-004-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Apex

apex rounded to emarginate,4
4. 003-002-005

<<Leaves>Blade>Base

base acute, glabrous or loosely villous on upper surface, glabrescent, glabrous below;5
5. 003-002-006

<<Leaves>Blade>Dimensions

1-3.5 x 0.6-2.3 cm6
6. 003-002-003

<<Leaves>Blade>Margins

margin not ciliate,7
7. 003-002-004

<<Leaves>Blade>Shape

obovate or somewhat elliptic8
8. 003-002-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Texture

fleshy coriaceous9
9. 003-002-001

<<Leaves>Petiole>Length

0.2-0.6 cm long10
10. 003-001-001

<Fruits>Apex

apex with short, thick style and apical stigma.11
11. 005-001

<Inflorescences>Floral bracts

floral bracts rounded, with scariose margin, glabrous, glandular.12
12. 004-005

<Inflorescences>Growth form

erect13
13. 004-002

<Inflorescences>Peduncle

peduncle , villous, green or reddish brown;14
14. 004-003

<Inflorescences>Position

terminal15
15. 004-001

<Inflorescences>Spikes

spike , green, densely flowered,16
16. 004-004

<Leaves>Blade

blade , sometimes pink below, , ,17
17. 003-002

<Leaves>Petiole

petiole , loosely villous;18
18. 003-001

<Leaves>Veins

veins 3, obvious.19
19. 003-003

<Stems>Length

10 cm long when fruiting20
20. 002-001

Description

Epiphytic or epilithic herb, erect or ascending from prostrate, rooting base. Stem loosely villous, 10 cm long when fruiting, green or reddish brown. Leaves in whorls of 1-4, basely attached; petiole 0.2-0.6 cm long, loosely villous; blade fleshy coriaceous, sometimes pink below, obovate or somewhat elliptic, 1-3.5 x 0.6-2.3 cm, margin not ciliate, apex rounded to emarginate, base acute, glabrous or loosely villous on upper surface, glabrescent, glabrous below; veins 3, obvious. Inflorescence solitary, terminal, erect; peduncle 1-2 cm long, villous, green or reddish brown; spike 2-7 cm long, green, densely flowered, rachis hardly ridged; floral bracts rounded, with scariose margin, glabrous, glandular. Fruits not sunken, subbasely attached, globose, green, apex with short, thick style and apical stigma.

Distribution

Guianas present
The Guianas; 33 collections studied (GU: 4; SU: 17; FG: 12).

Fruits

Fruits not sunken, subbasely attached, globose, green,21
21. 005

Habit

Epiphytic or epilithic herb, erect or ascending from prostrate, rooting base.22
22. 001

Individuals Association

Suriname, Wilhelmina Mts., Irwin et al. 54977 Tumac Humac Mts., Telouakem Inselberg, de Granville et al. 12317 Guyana, Mabura, ter Steege 43, 79 Approuague Basin, Nouragues, de Granville et al. 11087 Suriname, Lindeman & Stoffers et al. 474

Inflorescences

Inflorescence solitary, , ;23
23. 004

Leaves

Leaves in whorls of 1-4, basely attached;24
24. 003

Notes

Peperomia maguirei has some resemblance to P. quadrangularis but differs in having mostly obovate leaves that are slightly emarginate (with hairs in the indentation) vs. usually broadly elliptic leaves with continuous apex. The leaves in P. maguirei are in whorls of 1-4, whereas in P. quadrangularis they are strictly opposite. The fruits of the latter are sunken in the rachis, which is distinctly ridged (at least when dried), whereas the fruits of P. maguirei are not sunken and the rachis is not obviously ridged.

Stems

Stem loosely villous, , green or reddish brown.25
25. 002