Peperomia tetraphylla (G. Forst.) Hook. & Arn.

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Peperomia tetraphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
On ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Peperomia tetraphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
On ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Peperomia tetraphylla

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mt Tsetsera

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Synonyms: Peperomia reflexa (L.f.) A. Dietr.
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial epiphytic or lithophytic herb with creeping stems up to 20 cm long. Leaves (sub)sessile in whorls of 4 or 3, ovate-elliptic, up to 18 mm long, thickly leathery to fleshy, hairless or slightly puberulous below. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, solitary spikes, green.
Notes: Note: Easily distinguished from related species by the leaves all being borne in whorls of 3 or 4 along the stems.
Derivation of specific name: tetraphylla: 4-leaved
Habitat: In evergreen forest and mist-belt Brachystegia woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Pantropical; in Africa widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
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Content last updated: Tuesday 2 February 2010
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 224.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 129.

Diniz, M.A. (1996). Piperaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) Pages 74 - 75.

Diniz, M.A. (1997). Piperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2) Pages 29 - 30.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 67.

Mathieu, G. (2001-2010). The Internet Peperomia Reference Published on the internet: http://www.peperomia.net/

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 83.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 144.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 97.

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Flora of Malawi: Peperomia tetraphylla
Flora of Zambia: Peperomia tetraphylla
Flora of Zimbabwe: Peperomia tetraphylla

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Peperomia tetraphylla
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Peperomia tetraphylla
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Peperomia tetraphylla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Peperomia tetraphylla
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Peperomia tetraphylla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Peperomia tetraphylla
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Peperomia tetraphylla
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Peperomia tetraphylla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Peperomia tetraphylla
JSTOR Plant Science: Peperomia tetraphylla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Peperomia tetraphylla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Peperomia tetraphylla
The Plant List (version 1.1): Peperomia tetraphylla
Tropicos: Peperomia tetraphylla


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Peperomia tetraphylla.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119970, retrieved 22 April 2019

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