Peperomia dindygulensis Miq.

 
  • Family : PIPERACEAE
    (PEPPER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Piperaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth; Piper blandum Jacq.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth
  • Vernacular name : Musthakku chedi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous, semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional above 900m in shade, on rotting wood, crevices of rocks, especially along streams, etc. This species has been synonimised with Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth as per the APG III, that is distributed throughout Old-and new world tropics
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9578
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Papanasanam hills, Tirumala (Chittoor district), Sunkarimetta (Vishakapatnam district), Bisan hills (East Godavari district)
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : Old-and new world tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T & Ali Moulali, D., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 2.; Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Peperomia dindygulensis. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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