Peperomia portulacoides (Lam.) Dieter.

 
  • Family : PIPERACEAE
    (PEPPER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Piperaceae
  • Basionym : Piper portulacoides Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Peperomia portulacoides (Lam.) Dieter.
  • Vernacular name : Kakkathandu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Lithophyte. Occasional on tree trunks covered by moss
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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 portulacoides. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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