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Taxon: Peperomia obtusifolia (L.) A. Dietr.

 
Genus: Peperomia
Family: Piperaceae
Nomen number: 27341
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:154. 1831
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Jan-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • American rubberplant  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • baby rubberplant  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • oval-leaf peperomia  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • pepper-face  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • fleischige Peperomie  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • fredsgrönska  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, [Antigua] Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, [Saint Vincent] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

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  3. Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85
  4. Boggan, J. et al. 1992. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  6. Burger, W. C., ed. 1971-. Flora costaricensis.
  7. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
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  9. Florence, J. 1997-. Flore de la Polynésie française. Note: cult.
  10. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  11. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  12. Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  13. Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezuela.
  14. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  15. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  16. Jardín Botánico Nacional. 1998-. Flora de la República de Cuba
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  18. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  19. Mathieu, G., ed. 2001-. Taxonomic repertory of the genus Peperomia (on-line resource)
  20. Nelson, C. H. N. 2008. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Honduras Note: Secretaría de Recursos Naturales y Ambiente, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  21. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  22. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
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  25. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  26. Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Peperomia obtusifolia (L.) A. Dietr. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27341. Accessed 19 September 2019.