Peperomia heyneana Miq., Syst. Piperac. 1: 123 123 1843. (Syn: Peperomia ceylanica Miq.; Peperomia duclouxii C. DC.; Peperomia haycockii C.DC.; Peperomia kurzii C.DC.; Peperomia wightiana Miq.; Peperomia zeylanica Miq. ex Walp.; Piper oblongum Wall.); 
China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, Bhutan, India, Myanmar [Burma]
(Chin, Kachin, Mandalay), Nepal, Sikkim, Sri Lanka
as per Catalogue of Life;
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 
  


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Peperomia heyneana (light coloured) and Peperomia tetraphylla (Dark coloured)

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Gori Valley Tour: Succulent Herb for id from Shilling-2 : This succulent herb was also shot from the same locality as uploaded in another thread moments ago.. near village Shillingthe leaves 4 at each node, but the colour, shape and size different.. also they are unequal… second Peperomia sp. perhaps.. I am enclosing joint shots for comparison of the two in this mail…


Peperomia heyneana, with retuse leaf tip and very prominent usually single (rarely up to three) vein.


Thanks Sir…through available pics P. heyneana seems to have three leaves per node, this one has four…should we reconsider..


Pl. have a look at this one

This succulent herb as also found growing near the one I shared earlier (Peperomia tetraphylla), but this seems different in shape of leaves and their number per node.. interestingly other aspects like plant size, inflorescence size etc. tend to agree..
I am also sharing a picture of both shot together.. please help to reach id.. 


which pictures are new or for this thread ?
please tell me


all but second picture belong to a different species in my opinion…in second picture too there is a comparison between the plant posted for id and P. tetraphylla..
Hopefully I am able to convey..


its not clear “. in second picture too there is a comparison between the plant posted for id and P. tetraphylla..   ‘ ?????
do you mean
1, 3, and 4 are the query
and 2 is spurious confusing picture that’s confusing the issue

since in one thread one can not segregate two sets of pictures  ( as the state is in google groups right now) the query and the comparison…

my suggestion is in such cases segregate the pictures
first submit the query picture or pictures and then as a reply to your own  thread send in the other pictures you want for comparison, just like we do when we write scientific papers or when we present different cases.
  I grant you that we do sometimes put two pictures on the same slide at seminar presentations but we are there personally to point to the case identities or in papers we have a, b, c, d, etc labels and clear notations to the pictures.


Thanks …, I got the point, if I would have posted 2nd picture on requirement only, no confusion would have been there…


i fail to understand why it can’t be Peperomia heyneana Miq., as have earlier been suggested/identified by … FBI informs it has leaves 3 to 4 nately whorled.


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 

The species here seems to me as P. heyneana which is known to occur in 1400- 2000m altitude range.

Thanks … for this help.. Yes, this should be P. heyneana


 

 
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