Peperomia quadrifolia

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Peperomia quadrifolia

Description

Epiphytic, trailing, glabrous herb. Stem erect to ascending, glabrous, up to 25 cm long, green or reddish. Leaves in whorls of 3-6, usually 4, basely attached; petiole 0.1-0.4 cm long; blade fleshy-coriaceous, subspathulate, or elliptic-, or oblong-obovate, 0.6-1.8 x 0.4-1.0 cm, apex emarginate, occasionally with hairs in indentation, base acute; palmately 3-veined. Inflorescence terminal, solitary, erect; peduncle not slender, up to 1.7 cm long, green; spike 1-3.5 (according to Henkel 946, to 10) cm long, densely flowered, green; floral bracts rounded, glabrous and sparsely glandular. Fruits basely attached, ovoid or subglobose, brown, apex attenuate or somewhat stylose, stigma apical.

Distribution

C America: present Guyana, Republic of: present Northern America: Southern America:, Colombia (Colombia present); Peru (Peru present); Venezuela (Venezuela present)
West Indies, Mexico, C America, Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana, Brazil and Peru; 2 collections studied (GU: 1).