Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth

 
  • Family : PIPERACEAE
    (Pepper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALI MIRCH FAMILY (काली मिर्च फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PIPERACEAE
  • Basionym : Piper pellucidum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth
  • Vernacular name : Neeru kaddi gida (Kannada); Kannadippacha, Mashipatcha, Mashithandu, Make-pacha, Slettipacha, Thaklippan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded forest areas and wasteland near moist and shaded places
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Pantropical weed
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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 pellucida. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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