Peperomia blanda

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Peperomia blanda

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

0.7-3.2 cm long1
1. 004-002-001

<<Inflorescences>Spikes>Length

2.5-15 cm long2
2. 004-003-001

<<Leaves>Blade>Apex

apex acute or somewhat acuminate,3
3. 003-002-005

<<Leaves>Blade>Base

base acute, pubescent usually on both sides;4
4. 003-002-006

<<Leaves>Blade>Dimensions

2-8 x 0.8-4 cm5
5. 003-002-003

<<Leaves>Blade>Margins

margin ciliate,6
6. 003-002-004

<<Leaves>Blade>Shape

elliptic, narrowly elliptic, or obovate, often rhombic7
7. 003-002-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Texture

slightly fleshy8
8. 003-002-001

<<Leaves>Petiole>Length

0.2-1(-1.8) cm long9
9. 003-001-001

<Fruits>Apex

apex oblique with subapical stigma.10
10. 005-001

<Inflorescences>Floral bracts

floral bracts rounded, glandular.11
11. 004-004

<Inflorescences>Peduncle

peduncle , pubescent or crisp-pubescent;12
12. 004-002

<Inflorescences>Position

terminal or axillary13
13. 004-001

<Inflorescences>Spikes

spike , green, densely to laxly flowered;14
14. 004-003

<Leaves>Blade

blade , , ,15
15. 003-002

<Leaves>Petiole

petiole , pubescent;16
16. 003-001

<Leaves>Veins

palmately 3(-5)-veined.17
17. 003-003

<Stems>Length

10-20(-60) cm long18
18. 002-001

Description

Terrestrial, epiphytic or epilithic herb, erect or ascending from rooting base. Stem villous, often fuscous, green or reddish, 10-20(-60) cm long. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-7 (sometimes dimorphic), basely attached; petiole 0.2-1(-1.8) cm long, pubescent; blade slightly fleshy, elliptic, narrowly elliptic, or obovate, often rhombic, 2-8 x 0.8-4 cm, margin ciliate, apex acute or somewhat acuminate, base acute, pubescent usually on both sides; palmately 3(-5)-veined. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, single or few together; peduncle 0.7-3.2 cm long, pubescent or crisp-pubescent; spike 2.5-15 cm long, green, densely to laxly flowered; floral bracts rounded, glandular. Fruits subbasely attached, globose to ovoid, more or less verruculose, brown, apex oblique with subapical stigma.

Distribution

Argentine present, Australasia, Guyana present, Northern America, Southern America: Peru (Peru present); Venezuela (Venezuela present), Suriname present, south to Bolivia present
Mexico, West Indies, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, south to Bolivia, Argentine, Peru; also in Australia; 6 collections studied (GU: 5; SU: 1).

Fruits

Fruits subbasely attached, globose to ovoid, more or less verruculose, brown,19
19. 005

Habit

Terrestrial, epiphytic or epilithic herb, erect or ascending from rooting base.20
20. 001

Individuals Association

Guyana, Upper Takutu — Upper Essequibo region, Chodikar R., Clarke 2809 Guyana, Cuyuni-Mazaruni region, Pipoly 10288 Guyana, Rupununi Distr., Shea Rock, Jansen-Jacobs et al. 4840 Suriname, Wilhelmina Mts., Stahel 393 Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region, Henkel 5658 Guyana, Kanuku Mts., Wabuwak, Wilson-Browne 181

Inflorescences

Inflorescence , single or few together;21
21. 004

Leaves

Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-7 (sometimes dimorphic), basely attached;22
22. 003

Notes

In the Willdenow herbarium nr 747 seems to be an isotype of Piper blandum. On the label we find the name "v.d. Schott" suggesting that he was the collector. According to Vegter (), 'Richard van der Schot" accompanied N.J. Jacquin to the West Indies; maybe also to Venezuela?
In the Paris herbarium the Humboldt & Bonpland s.n. collection from Venezuela, between Caracas and Guara bears an isotype label. This later collection can not represent the type.

Stems

Stem villous, often fuscous, green or reddish, .23
23. 002