Peperomia blanda var. floribunda—Peperomia—PEPEROMIACEAE.

Peperomia blanda

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Habitat—In moist situations, usually growing on rocks, sometimes terrestrial.

Distribution—Chiefly in coastal areas, north from the Illawarra region in New South Wales to Queensland. Widely distributed throughout Old World tropics, from Africa, through South East Asia, to Polynesia.

Description— Erect succulent herb to 30 cm high; stems erect, becoming decumbent, sparsely to densely hairy, rooting at nodes

Local occurrences

Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Cape Hawke, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Red Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, The Islands and Tiona.

Leaves.— Opposite, rarely whorled, ovate—elliptic to obovate, up to 3 cm long, up to 2.5 cm wide; base cuneate to rounded; margin entire; apex obtuse or acute; usually 5—veined from base; petiole up to 6 mm long.

Peperomia blanda
Peperomia blanda

Inflorescence.— Terminal or axillary in upper axils, up to 13 cm long; flowers crowded at first, becoming distant

Flowering.—Throughout much of the year

Fruit.—Drupes sessile, sticky.

Ripe.—Throughout much of the year

Peperomia blanda