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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Cook Is., Ethiopia, Fiji, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Marquesas, Mozambique, Myanmar, New South Wales, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., Socotra, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Peperomia leptostachya Hook. & Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.], Queensland K000820359
Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.], Queensland K000820360
Beechey, F.W. [s.n.], Hawaii K000820455
Stolz, A. [1919], Tanzania Peperomia blanda var. leptostachya K000350433 isotype
Sep 1, 1963 Baron, R. [311], Madagascar Peperomia arabica K000350436 Unknown type material
Diell, J. [s.n.], Hawaiian Is. Peperomia insularum K000820467 holotype
Hillebrand, W. [s.n.], Hawaiian Is. Peperomia insularum K000820468

First published in Bot. Beechey Voy.: 96 (1832)

Accepted by

  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Lorence, D.H. & Wagnwe, W.L. (2020). Flora of the Marquesas Islands 2: 413-1135. National Tropical Botanic Garden, Smithsonian, DRPF.
  • Lu, Y.C., Yu & T.Y. A. Yang (2020). Taxonomy of Peperomia (Piperaceae) in Taiwan Taiwania 65: 500-516.
  • Smith, A.C. (1981). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 2: 1-810. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • Suzuki, M., Taufatofua, P. & Koyama, T. (2007). New records of plants from Tonga Makinoa, n.s., 6: 25-62.
  • Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Australia 2: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Not accepted by

  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1988). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 6: 1-424. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta. [Cited as Peperomia blanda var. floribunda.]
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii. [Cited as Peperomia blanda var. floribunda.]
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale. [Cited as Peperomia blanda var. leptostachya.]
  • Verdcourt, B. (1996). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Piperaceae: 1-24. [Cited as Peperomia blanda.]
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (1999). Flora of China 4: 1-453. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis). [Cited as Peperomia blanda.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Castle, G.E. (1994). Flore des Seychelles Dicotylédones: 1-663. Orstom Editions.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1988). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 6: 1-424. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Florence, J., Waldren, S. & Chepstow-Lusty, A.J. (1995). The flora of the Pitcairn islands: a review Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 56: 79-119.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Lê, T.C. (2003). Danh l?c các loài th?c v?t Vi?t Nam 2: 1-1203. Hà N?i : Nhà xu?t b?n Nông nghi?p.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (1997). Flora Zambesiaca 9(2): 1-64. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Smith, A.C. (1981). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 2: 1-810. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • Suzuki, M., Taufatofua, P. & Koyama, T. (2007). New records of plants from Tonga Makinoa, n.s., 6: 25-62.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Australia 2: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (1999). Flora of China 4: 1-453. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0