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2. Peperomia cavaleriei C. de Candolle, Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 3: 41. 1914.

硬毛草胡椒 ying mao cao hu jiao

Herbs 15-30 cm high. Stolons present. Stems fleshy, branched, densely hispid. Petiole 1.5-3 mm, densely hispid; leaf blade broadly elliptic to long obovate, 1.5-2.5 × 1-1.5 cm, papery, glandular, both surfaces hispid, base cuneate, apex rounded; vein(s) 1(-3), usually hidden by hairs. Spikes terminal and axillary, much longer than leaf blades, 3-5 cm, flowers ± dense, sunken into rachis; peduncle 1.1-1.5 cm, sparsely pubescent; bracts suborbicular, ca. 0.5 mm wide, stalk short. Filaments slender; anthers globose. Ovary ellipsoid, dotted, apex ± acute, scabrous. Fl. May-Jul.

* Forests, wet rocks. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan

This species might prove to be a depauperate form of the widespread and variable Peperomia blanda.


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