Peperomia haematolepis

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Peperomia haematolepis

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

3.5-5 cm long1
1. 004-003-001

<<Inflorescences>Spikes>Length

2-5 cm long2
2. 004-004-001

<<Leaves>Blade>Apex

apex rounded or emarginate,3
3. 003-002-003

<<Leaves>Blade>Base

base cuneate;4
4. 003-002-004

<<Leaves>Blade>Dimensions

4.5 x 3-4 cm5
5. 003-002-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Shape

ellipic to obovate (to broadly ovate in extra-Guianan specimens)6
6. 003-002-001

<<Leaves>Petiole>Length

0.5-1.5 cm long7
7. 003-001-001

<Fruits>Stigma

stigma at base of beak.8
8. 005-001

<Inflorescences>Floral bracts

floral bracts rounded, glandular.9
9. 004-005

<Inflorescences>Growth form

erect10
10. 004-002

<Inflorescences>Peduncle

peduncle not slender, , glabrous or minutely puberulent;11
11. 004-003

<Inflorescences>Position

terminal12
12. 004-001

<Inflorescences>Spikes

spike , reddish;13
13. 004-004

<Leaves>Blade

blade , ,14
14. 003-002

<Leaves>Petiole

petiole not grooved or winged, ;15
15. 003-001

<Leaves>Veins

pinnately veined veins branching off in lower part of primary vein, may be obsolete when dried.16
16. 003-003

Description

Epiphytic, glabrous herb. Stem ascending. Leaves alternate; petiole not grooved or winged, 0.5-1.5 cm long; blade ellipic to obovate (to broadly ovate in extra-Guianan specimens), 4.5 x 3-4 cm, apex rounded or emarginate, base cuneate; pinnately veined veins branching off in lower part of primary vein, may be obsolete when dried. Inflorescence terminal, single, erect; peduncle not slender, 3.5-5 cm long, glabrous or minutely puberulent; spike 2-5 cm long, reddish; floral bracts rounded, glandular. Fruits ellipsoid or ovoid narrowing into slender beak, with curved tip, stigma at base of beak.

Distribution

French Guiana present, Southern America: Colombia (Colombia present); Ecuador (Ecuador present); Peru (Peru present); Venezuela (Venezuela present), Suriname present
Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador and Peru; 8 collections studied (SU: 1; FG: 2).

Fruits

Fruits ellipsoid or ovoid narrowing into slender beak, with curved tip,17
17. 005

Habit

Epiphytic, glabrous herb.18
18. 001

Individuals Association

Saül, Görts-van Rijn & Gouda 71 Suriname, Lely Mts., Lindeman & Stoffers et al. 417 Mt. de l'Inini, Feuillet 3812

Inflorescences

Inflorescence , single, ;19
19. 004

Leaves

Leaves alternate;20
20. 003

Notes

Peperomia haematolepis is rather similar to small sized specimens of P. obtusifolia or P. magnoliifolia but differs in having shorter spikes (to 5 cm vs. to 18 cm), and peduncle shorter or not much longer than the spike (vs. spike much longer than peduncle in the latter two species).
Some of the collections that have been identified as P. obtusifolia could belong to P. haematolepis.

Stems

Stem ascending.21
21. 002