Peperomia tetraphylla (G.Forst.) Hook. & Arn., Bot. Beechey Voy. 97 1832. (Syn: Micropiper pusillum Miq.; Peperomia aemula (Endl.) Endl.; Peperomia affinis Domin. ex Bailey; Peperomia americana (Miq.) Herter; Peperomia baturiteana C.DC.; Peperomia berroi Trel.; Peperomia cartagoana Trel.; Peperomia chrysolepida Trel.; Peperomia cryptotricha Trel. ex V.M. Badillo; Peperomia diehliana Trel.; Peperomia fontinalis (Roem. & Sch.) A.Dietr.; Peperomia novae-zelandiae Colenso; Peperomia opaca var. ciliata Trel.; Peperomia parvula Hillebr.; Peperomia quaternata Miq.; Peperomia reflexa (L.f.) A.Dietr. [Illegitimate] …………………………; Peperomia reflexifolia Trel.; Peperomia saxatilis (Wall.) A.Dietr.; Peperomia subemarginulata (C.DC.) Trel.; Peperomia tacuariana Trel.; Peperomia tetraphylla var. elongata (Hillebr.) Deg. & Deg.; Peperomia tetraphylla var. parvifolia (C.DC.) Deg. & Deg.; Peperomia tetraphylla f. protractifolia Yunck.; Peperomia tetraphylla var. sinensis (C. DC.) P.S. Chen & P.C. Zhu; Piper aemulum Endl.; Piper pusillum Blume; Piper quadrifolium Vell.; Piper reflexum L.f.; Piper saxatilis Wall.; Piper sulcatum Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don; Piper tetraphyllum G.Forst.; Troxirum reflexum (L.f.) Raf.);
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Three Peperomia species are known in Uttarakhand. These can be differentiated as:
1A. Leaves alternate, thin, membranous ……….P. pellucida
1B. Leaves whorled, thick ………..2
     2A. Glabrous, diffusely branched, creeping herbs; leaves oblong or obcuneate  ………..P. heyneana
     2B. Pubescent, densely branched, leafy and tufted herbs; leaves orbicular …………P. tetraphylla 

Name:   Peperomia tetraphylla (Forst.f.) Hook. & Arn.
Family: Piperaceae
Date:    06 Nov 2010
Location: Bryants park, kodaikanal
Asl:      ca. 2000 asl

041111PD05 Peperomia tetraphylla Flora of Orissa:
sharing the photograph of Peperomia tetraphylla taken from Deomali hills of Koraput

Name of the species: Peperomia tetraphylla
Family: Piperaceae
Place of collection: Deomali hills, Koraput, South Orissa
Habit: Herb and grows as epiphytes in old trees
Habitat: Wild, near perennial streams at Semi-evergreen forests
Altitude: 800 to 1000m above msl


Gori Valley Tour: Succulent Herb for id from Shilling-1:
This one was shot from near Shilling.. a very small, succulent herb, quadrifoliate at nodes, all leaves equal in size…. Pepromia sp. perhaps… help required for id..

I hope Peperomia tetraphylla



Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Piperaceae-Peperomia tetraphylla for validation-NS SEP 07 :  4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
This delicate herb was shot from Shilling area in Gori Valley, I hope this can be Peperomia tetraphylla..
Please validate/correct the id..

To me it is P.tetraphylla. Found on tree trunks or less often over rocks.

Yes, I think so. It springs up in plants soil in the tubs in the balcony when we use soil from the garden without sterilizing.   Right now I have about 6 of them sprouting in my tulsi tub.  In the tub though they are much lighter colored leaves than what you have.  I used to pinch them off until i discovered some papers indicating it may have some medicinal value so I am letting them grow to full maturity in the tub and hope they don’t take up all the nutrition meant for the Tulsi.

Thanks … for supporting the id..
Yes …, this can grow in any shady & moist place.. but I think this is quite harmless plant even with regard to utilizing minerals from soil..
I think this will add more or less same amount of organic matter as much as this consumes, because of its short life span..
Thanks for your interest and for sharing the information…

Peperomia tetraphyllaan arboreal species from Askot Wildlife Sanctuary, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand at 1500m altitude

Thanks … for sharing..


Fwd: [efloraofindia:203771] ID required VPB 281014 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
This is a herbaceous plant of temperate zone (1500m ). The plant is collected from the temperate forest (shady area) but forest is open,  of district Chamoli, Uttarakhand in April 2014.  

Please check for Peperomia tetraphylla (Piperaceae). Peperomia in efi


Fwd: SK5MAR5-2026:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Request ID please !
Outskirts of Kathmandy valley !
Altitude 1300M.

It is Peperomia tetraphylla (Piperaceae).
eFI page on Peperomia tetraphylla.


Peperomia tetraphylla (G. Forst.) Hook. & Arn. (accepted name) ??? : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)
Location: Surya Binayak Forest, Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude:  4500 ft.
Date: 11 September 2016

efi page on Peperomia tetraphylla  

I think matches with images at Peperomia tetraphylla

Yes it is.

Peperomia tetraphylla (G. Forst.) Hook. & Arn. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Suryabinayak, Nepal  
Date: 29 July 2018
Elevation: 4800 ft.
Habit : Wild 

Peperomia sp for ID- Munnar-PKA49 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Seen this small, epiphytic herb, erect and succulent at Munnar.
Could this be Peperomia tetraphylla ??
(Family: Piperaceae).

Seems correct ID.


Peperomia tetraphylla (G. Forst.) Hook. & Arn.: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 04 November 2023
Altitude : 1406m.
Habit : Wild


Piperaceae: Peperomia tetraphylla: 1 high res. image.
Peperomia tetraphylla, from Araku forest area, Northern eastern ghats, Andhra Pradesh