Peperomia rossii Rendle ex Baker f.

Ross’s Peperomia (Peperomia rossii)

Ross’s Peperomia was described in 1900; it was endemic to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

The species was an epiphytic herb that reached sizes of about 5 to 10 cm, the stems were glabrous and rooted at their nodes, the leaves were usually opposite, elliptic and 1 to 3 cm long.

Ross’s Peperomia is only known from the type material, which was collected in 1898, it has never been found since and is apparently extinct. [1]

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References:

[1] D. J. James; P. T. Green; W. F. Humphreys; J. C. Z. Woinarski: Endemic species of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Records of the Western Australian Museum 34: 55-114. 2019

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edited: 03.05.2022