Peperomia tetraphylla

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Peperomia tetraphylla
Four-leaved Peperomia Minnamurra.jpg
Four-leaved Peperomia at Budderoo National Park, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Peperomia
Species: P. tetraphylla
Binomial name
Peperomia tetraphylla
(G.Forst.) Hook. & Arn.

Peperomia tetraphylla, known as the acorn peperomia or four-leaved peperomia, is a small plant in the pepper family that grows in Australia, Asia, Africa, New Zealand, Lord Howe Island, and other islands in the Pacific Ocean. In New South Wales, it is often seen as an epiphyte or growing on rocks in rainforests. Tiny flowers form on a spike, at the end of the branchlets. The specific epithet tetraphylla is from the Ancient Greek language, meaning "four leaves".[1]


  1. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 373