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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as per Catalogue of Life;
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 pellucidaA small fleshy herb found grown in many pots in Delhi Nursery Karnal Haryana
Peperomia pellucida


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:

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 :
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!

Attached images are Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth, collected from Kamrup district (Metro), Assam
Date :25.05.2013
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.
Id please.

This is Peperomia pellucida

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)



Attached are pictures of Peperomia pellucida captured at Mumbai in September 2012, a very common weed here in Mumbai.



Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

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…



in & around Mumbai– Nov.’09?; PKA021109-Unid1 – indiantreepix | Google Groups




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. 



Date/Time-Sep 2011
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


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