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The caudex.

Author: Friedrich A. Wilhelm Miquel, 1843
Origin:  Balnearo de Lourdes; Mexico.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  7-12 Centimetres
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Peperomia umbilicata var. macrophylla, C.DC.
Peperomia umbilicata
var. monticola, Dahlst.
Piper hydrocotylefolium,
M.Martens & Galeotti.

This member of the Peperomiaceae family was described by Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel in 1843. It is found in Balnearo de Lourdes, SLP, Mexico. Give it a well-drained soil with plenty of water and some sun, and the green "mouse-tail" flowers will come. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, and the leaves, arising directly from it, will grow to seven centimetres or more, if the light are less.

The genera name means 'pepper-like', not as to appearance but as to kinship. The species name means 'mountain dweller'.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is Peperomiaceae now part of the Piperaceae.

The "mouse-tail" flower.

The seeds. Grit: 5 mm