Peperomia tetraphylla—Four-leaved Peperomia—PEPEROMIACEAE.

Peperomia tetraphylla

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Habitat—Usually epiphytic or found growing on rocks in moist situations in Rainforest, coast and ranges.

Distribution—North from Braidwood district in New South Wales to Queensland.

Description—Small decumbent or erect herb, stems 5 to 20 cm long.

Local occurrences

Boorganna Nature Reserve and Dorrigo National Park.

Leaves.— In whorls of 4, elliptic to broad—ovate, 6 to 12 mm long, 5 to 10 mm wide, apex obtuse to ± acute, base cuneate to rounded, margins entire ± glabrous, glossy above, venation obscure; petiole 1 to 3 mm long.

Peperomia tetraphylla
Peperomia tetraphylla

Inflorescence.— Terminal, flowers crowded, axis 1 to 3 cm long, c. 1 mm wide and enlarging to 2 mm wide during fruit formation. Ovary partly immersed in floral axis.

Flowering.—November to December.

Fruit.—Drupes partly immersed in axis.

Ripe.—February to April.