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Peperomia blanda var. floribunda - Kermadec Peperomia

Pepper family: Piperaceae

Peperomia blanda var. floribunda is a small  perennial with succulent stems and light green leaves. Both stem and leaves are covered in hairs. Tiny flowers are arranged on small erect spikes. Peperomia is a large genus containing over 1000 species with a pan-tropical distribution.
Found in New Zealand on Raoul Island in the Kermadec Island group but also found throughout the Pacific.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: perennial herb up to 6 cm

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 2-3 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, ovate to elliptic

Sepals: 0

Leaf size: 15-60 mm

Petals:  0

Leaf arrangement: opposite pairs on stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:


Leaf margin:  

Ovary: above

Leaf surface:  fine hairs

Fruit: fleshy