Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 64 1816. (Syn. Micropiper exiguum (Bl.) Miq.; Micropiper pellucidum (L.) Miq.; Micropiper tenellum Klotzsch ex Miq.; Peperomia concinna (Haw.) A. Dietr.; Peperomia ephemera Ekman; Peperomia exigua (Bl.) Miq.; Peperomia exigua var. freireifolia (A.Rich.) C.DC.; Peperomia freireifolia (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) A.Rich.; Peperomia hymenophylla Miq.; Peperomia knoblecheriana Schott; Peperomia nana C.DC.; Peperomia oleracea Poepp. ex Miq.; Peperomia pellucida var. baileyana Trel.; Peperomia pellucida var. minor Miq.; Peperomia pellucida var. pygmaea Willd. ex Miq.; Peperomia praetenuis Trel.; Peperomia translucens Trel.; Peperomia triadophylla Peter; Peperomia vogelii Miq.; Peperomia yapensis C.DC.; Piper concinnum Haw.; Piper exiguum Bl.; Piper freireifolia Hochst. ex A.Rich.; Piper freirifolium Hochst. ex A.Rich.; Piper hyalinum Wall.; Piper pellucidum L.; Piper scandens Poepp. ex Miq.; Verhuellia knoblecheriana C.DC.);
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Common name: Shiny Bush, Slate pencil plant, pepper elder, rat’s ear, shiny bush, silverbush • Malayalam: Mashitandu chedi • Assamese: Pononoa • Sanskrit: Toyakandha, Varshabhoo • Nepali: लतपते Latapate • Oriya: ଭୁରvଓ Burshavo
Flora of Haryana- Peperomia pellucida: A small fleshy herb found grown in many pots in Delhi Nursery Karnal Haryana
Peproemia pellucida: Sending photo of Peproemia pellucida (Piperaceae) collected from Pantnagar, Uttarakhand which grow luxuriantly in monsoon near waste places, boundaries, roof tops etc
do you perhaps mean Peperomia… some of these are popular houseplants in europe and north america
wiki has a short essay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peperomia_pellucida
MY QUESTION: IS ThIS A WEED LIKE IE GROWING ON ITS OWN OR IS THIS A PLANTED SHRUB/vine?
Yes it is a weed
My mother played with this herb, my wife too, but my daughter didn’t, for now-a-days they have barbie-sindy-leo-funskool…. god knows how many! This is a common herb which is often used in junior schools to demonstrate absorption & transportation of water in plants.
Species : Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth
Bengali name : LUCHI-PATA
Habit & Habitat : common herb, prostrate-erect
Date : 19/8/12, 12.01 P.M.
Place : Hooghly
site visited :
In those older days, using its shiny leaves, girls cooked / prepared LUCHI (now, what is the English of LUCHI?) for their wooden dolls!
how did they ever make luchi from these pata? please have your mom or wife tell me.
Luchi is known to the western world as PURI ..
people who go to indian restaurants either are served real puris (is 3-4 inch in diameter) puris
or you must have seen those gimmicky 12 inch puffed puris…. nowadays malls in India are also serving them… last year I saw these being served in the food court in a couple of malls in Kolkata
My mom says she and her friends used those entire leaves as dummy LUCHI for their dolls. My wife says she used to cut the leaves round with the help of a can-lid, you know small cans made from aluminium were used as packaging for ‘zafrani zarda’ or ‘snuff’ or even tooth-powder. Parthenium flowers or some others were cauliflower in their dream kitchen! Brick dust was chili-powder to them!
Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth, collected from Kamrup district (Metro), Assam : Attachments (7). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Attached images are Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth, collected from Kamrup district (Metro), Assam
Location: Kamrup district (Metro), Assam
Family : Piperaceae
Genus & species : Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth
Habitat: Grows wild .
Habit : Herb
Looks a week succulent plant; but it is an invader in India. Invasive Alien Species of America naturalised in many parts of India.
It is Peperomia. Is P. pellucida and P. caperantha are syn.?
Wild Plant For ID : Mumbai : 170813 : AK-1 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Saw these tiny wild plants growing on top of an old wall.
Leaves were a perfect heart shaped.
This is Peperomia pellucida.
Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Piperaceae-Pepromia pellucida from Dehradun-NS SEP 06 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).
This succulent herb is very common in Dehradun and surroundings..
Pepromia pellucida …
To me it is P. pellucida, a herb in shady moist localities. One of the invasive alien element in India.
yes, This also sprouts in the unsterilized soil, esp. if i bring the soil from near river banks or sand sitting around in the edges of garden etc.
Weed but of some nutritional value (only if it could be grown and harvested like the watercress (wild or even commercially grown in many western countries)
Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight :: Piperaceae :: Peperomia pellucida :: Mumbai :: ARKSEP-08 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Attached are pictures of Peperomia pellucida captured at Mumbai in September 2012, a very common weed here in Mumbai.
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Date: 11 September 2016
Nepali Name : लतपते Latapate
Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Hong Kong Park
Date: 13 August 2018
Elevation: 200 ft.
Habit : Cultivated
Yes Peperomia pellucida.
Peperomia pellucida from Kurukshetra (Haryana).. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Here am sharing some images of Peperomia pellucida (Piperaceae) taken in October 2018…
Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (3)- 1, 1, and 4 mb.
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date: 14 September 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.
Habitat : Wild
Attachments (2)- 1 and 2 mb.
efloraofindia:”For Id 20092011MR2’’ herb with long inflorescence Pune: Request for identification
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- probably wild
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- herb
Height/Length- about 4 cms in height
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green
Inflorescence Type/ Size- I do not know how to describe this whether what I see as 2 long stick like inflorescence
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen
attaching cropped pic of the same to avoid tradescantia in the background
I think this is Peperomia. Probably P. pellucida.
To my surprise this too has a lot of medicinal value and it is edible too
The link to the info