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Common name

English: Shiny bush

Mandarin: 草胡椒 (cao hu jiao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Piperales (13)

        Family: Piperaceae (11)(family description)

          Genus: Peperomia (6)

            Epithet: pellucida H.B.&K. (1)

Synonyms: Micropiper exiguum (Blume) Miq., Micropiper pellucidum (L.) Miq., Micropiper tenellum Klotzsch, Peperomia concinna (Haw.) A.Dietr., Peperomia ephemera Ekman, Peperomia exigua (Blume) Miq., Peperomia freireifolia (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) A.Rich., Peperomia hymenophylla Miq., Peperomia knoblecheriana Schott, Peperomia nana C.DC., Peperomia oleracea Poepp., Peperomia pellucida Trel., Peperomia praetenuis Trel., Peperomia translucens Trel., Peperomia triadophylla Peter, Peperomia vogelii Miq., Peperomia yapensis C.DC., Piper concinnum Haw., Piper exiguum Blume, Piper freireifolia Hochst., Piper freirifolium Hochst., Piper hyalinum Wall., Piper pellucidum L., Piper scandens Poepp., Verhuellia knoblecheriana C.DC., Verhuellia knoblocheriana (Schott) C.DC.

concinna => elegant, attractive

nana => dwarf

oleracea => edible garden herb

pellucida => transparent

scandens => climbing

tenellum => delicate, tender

vogelii => in honor of Dr. Theodore Vogel, botanist to the voyage of the expedition sent by Her Britannic Majesty to the river Niger in 1841


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Peperomia pellucida at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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