Samain & G. Pino, 2011
This member of the Peperomiaceae family was
given this name by Marie-Stéphanie Samain and Guillermo Pino in 2011. It is found in
central Peru, around 2500 meters height, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow
from 1,5 to 2,2 centimetres in diameter, the leaves from 5 to 14
centimetres, and the greenish flowers up to 20 centimetres.
The genera name means
'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The
species name in honour of Werner Rauh, a famous German botanist, who found it in 1983.
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