Rendle ex Baker f.
Peperomia rossii is a species of plant in the Piperaceae family. It is endemic to Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the north-eastern Indian Ocean. Its specific epithet honours the Clunies-Ross family which established the Flying Fish Cove settlement on Christmas Island in 1888.
Peperomia rossii is an epiphytic herb growing to about 50–100 mm in height. It is glabrous, with creeping stems, rooting at the nodes, with an erect flowering shoot. The leaves are usually opposite, elliptic, entire, and 10–30 mm long. It carries many flowers. The fruit is a round berry, less than 1 mm long.
Status and conservation
- Andrews et al. (1900), p.186.
- Flora of Australia Online.
- Cochrane (2002).
- Andrews, Charles W.; et al. (1900). Monograph of Christmas Island. London: British Museum (Natural History).
- Cochrane, Peter (Director of National Parks) (2002). Christmas Island National Park Management Plan. Canberra: Australian Government. ISBN 0-642-54828-9.
- "Peperomia rossii Rendle ex Baker f.". Flora of Australia Online. Australian Biological Resources Study. 1993. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
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