Peperomia wightiana Miq.

 
  • Family : PIPERACEAE
    (PEPPER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Piperaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1600m.
  • Key identification features : Epiphytic in the shade. Leaves brownish-black when dry.
  • Flower, Fruit : -ecember onwards
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : BR Hills (Chamarajanagar district), Uttara Kannada district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), The Nilgiri district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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 wightiana. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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