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Useful Tropical Plants

Peperomia molleri

C.DC.

Piperaceae

+ Synonyms

Peperomia fernandopoiana subopacifolia C.DC.

Peperomia holstii C.DC.

Peperomia magilensis Baker

Peperomia stolzii C.DC.

Common Name:

Peperomia molleri
Plant growing in native habitat on the forest floor
Photograph by: Carel Jongkind
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Peperomia molleri Peperomia molleri

General Information

Peperomia molleri is a somewhat succulent, perennial plant, usually growing 15 - 37cm tall, exceptionally to 50cm. The plant is often stoloniferous in the lower part, with slender, leafless stolons rooting at the lower nodes. Plants can be epiphyte or terrestrial[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Tropical Africa - Liberia to Cameroon, Gabon, DR Congo, southern Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Madagascar.

Habitat

Evergreen forest, rocky places, near streams, waterfalls, etc., mostly on the forest floor but sometimes on moss-covered rocks or epiphytic on trees; at elevations from 110 - 2,100 metres[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
,
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.25 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A leaf infusion is drunk and a leaf maceration is applied to the head to treat mental illness[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-14. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Peperomia+molleri>

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