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*Peperomia pellucida (Linnaeus) Kunth. Pepper-elder, Man-to-man, Rat-ear. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Disturbed areas, especially around greenhouses. Dist: Native of the Neotropics. P. pellucida has been collected escaped from cultivation in FL, LA, and GA (in the vicinity of Savannah).

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Other Comments: Boufford (1982) describes the species as showing "weedy tendencies" in the southeastern United States, where "first collected in 1957", and states that "it will be interesting to see if this plant will continue to expand its range".

Synonymy: = Fl2, FNA3, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Boufford (1982); = n/a – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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