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Peperomia humilis A. Dietr.
Polynesian peperomia

General Information
Symbol: PEHU3
Group: Dicot
Family: Piperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
PR   N
VI   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
MIHU Micropiper humile (Vahl) Small
MILE8 Micropiper leptostachyon (Nutt.) Small
PECU2 Peperomia cumulicola Small
PELE12 Peperomia leptostachya (Nutt.) Chapm., non Hook. & Arn.
PEQU4 Peperomia questeliana Stehlé & Trel.
PIHU Piper humile Vahl, non Mill., nom. illeg.
PILE4 Piper leptostachyon Nutt.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Magnoliidae
Order Piperales
Family Piperaceae – Pepper family
Genus Peperomia Ruiz & Pav. – peperomia
Species Peperomia humilis A. Dietr. – Polynesian peperomia

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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