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cypress peperomia

Habit Herbs, perennial, rhizomatous, erect, decumbent, or reclining, simple or branched, 8-45 cm, mostly glabrous, with numerous black, glandular dots.

blade 3-5-veined from base, ovate to narrowly or broadly elliptic, 2-6.5 × 1-4 cm, base nearly rounded to broadly cuneate, apex acute to short-acuminate;

surfaces mostly glabrous.


terminal or terminal and axillary, 1-4, densely flowered, 3-13 cm, mature fruiting spikes 2-3 mm diam.


sessile, very broadly ovoid to globose, 0.7-0.8 × 0.6-0.7 mm, warty;

beak obliquely conic, 0.1-0.2 mm.

Peperomia glabella

Phenology Flowering all year.
Habitat Epiphytic or terrestrial
Elevation 0-20 m [0-100 ft]
from FNA
FL; West Indies; n South America
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Parent taxa Piperaceae > Peperomia
Sibling taxa
P. alata, P. amplexicaulis, P. humilis, P. magnoliifolia, P. obtusifolia, P. pellucida
Synonyms Piper glabellum
Name authority (Swartz) A. Dietrich: Sp. Pl. 1: 156. (1831)
Source Flora of North America vol. 3.
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