Peperomia pellucida

Species: Peperomia pellucida 

English Name:  Clearweed

Chinese Name: 草胡椒

Family: Piperaceae


Herbs annual, fleshy, 20-40 cm high, all parts glabrous. Stems erect or ascending, branched, glabrous. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade broadly ovate or ovate-triangular, length ± equal to width, 1-3.5 cm, membranous, both surfaces glabrous, translucent, base cordate, apex acute or obtuse; veins 5-7. Spikes terminal or leaf-opposed, slender, 2-6 cm, glabrous, flowers lax; bracts suborbicular, ca. 0.5 mm wide, stalk short. Anthers sub-globose. Ovary ellipsoid; stigmas pubescent. Nutlet globose, ca. 0.5 mm in diam. Fl. Apr-Jul.

© 2010 Alex Popovkin

© 2010 Alex Popovkin

© 2010 Alex Popovkin

© 2010 Alex Popovkin

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Wu ZY, Raven PH, Hong DY (eds) (1999) Flora of China. Vol. 4 (Cycadaceae through Fagaceae). Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Bot Garden Press, St. Louis