Peperomia quadrifolia

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Peperomia quadrifolia

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

up to 1.7 cm long1
1. 004-003-001

<<Inflorescences>Spikes>Length

1-3.5 (according to Henkel 946, to 10) cm long2
2. 004-004-001

<<Leaves>Blade>Apex

apex emarginate, occasionally with hairs in indentation,3
3. 003-002-004

<<Leaves>Blade>Base

base acute;4
4. 003-002-005

<<Leaves>Blade>Dimensions

0.6-1.8 x 0.4-1.0 cm5
5. 003-002-003

<<Leaves>Blade>Shape

subspathulate, or elliptic-, or oblong-obovate6
6. 003-002-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Texture

fleshy-coriaceous7
7. 003-002-001

<<Leaves>Petiole>Length

0.1-0.4 cm long8
8. 003-001-001

<Fruits>Apex

apex attenuate or somewhat stylose,9
9. 005-001

<Fruits>Stigma

stigma apical.10
10. 005-002

<Inflorescences>Floral bracts

floral bracts rounded, glabrous and sparsely glandular.11
11. 004-005

<Inflorescences>Growth form

erect12
12. 004-002

<Inflorescences>Peduncle

peduncle not slender, , green;13
13. 004-003

<Inflorescences>Position

terminal14
14. 004-001

<Inflorescences>Spikes

spike , densely flowered, green;15
15. 004-004

<Leaves>Blade

blade , , ,16
16. 003-002

<Leaves>Petiole

petiole ;17
17. 003-001

<Leaves>Veins

palmately 3-veined.18
18. 003-003

<Stems>Length

up to 25 cm long19
19. 002-001

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 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).

Fruits

Fruits basely attached, ovoid or subglobose, brown,20
20. 005

Habit

Epiphytic, trailing, glabrous herb.21
21. 001

Individuals Association

Guyana, Pakaraima Mts., Potaro-Siparuni region, Henkel 946

Inflorescences

Inflorescence , solitary, ;22
22. 004

Leaves

Leaves in whorls of 3-6, usually 4, basely attached;23
23. 003

Stems

Stem erect to ascending, glabrous, , green or reddish.24
24. 002