Tag Archives: Piperaceae

Piper stipulosum Sodiro

Stipuled Pepper Tree (Piper stipulosum)

The Stipuled Pepper Tree is known exclusively from the type material that was collected about a century ago at the Cordillera de Angamarca at the western slopes of the andes in the Cotopaxi province of Ecuador at an elevation of about 3500 m.

The species is now considered most likely extinct.

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edited: 27.11.2018

Peperomia leucorrhachis Sodiro ex C. DC.

White-shafted Peperomia (Peperomia leucorrhachis)

The White-shafted Peperomia, described in 1920, is known only from the type collection that was made in the 19th century in the forests of the western Andean slopes in the Pichincha Province of Ecuador.

The species was never recorded since and is possibly extinct.

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edited: 03.05.2022

Piper angamarcanum C. DC.

Angamarca Pepper Tree (Piper angamarcanum)

The Angamarca Pepper Tree was endemic to the province of Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador, where it was restricted to the Páramo vegetation at elevations of 3000 to 3500 m.

The species is apparently known only from material that was collected in 1905 (or 1912 depending on which source).

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edited: 27.11.2018 

Piper baezanum C. DC.

Baeza Pepper Treelet (Piper baezanum)

Baeza Pepper Treelet was described in 1920, it is apparently known only from the type material that was collected almost a century ago.

The species was restricted to a small region somewhere near the city of Baeza in the Napo Province of Ecuador, where it was found in mountain forests at elevations between 500 and 1000 m.

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edited: 27.11.2018

Piper trachyphyllum C. DC.

Rough-leaved Pepper Tree (Piper trachyphyllum)

This species was restricted to the mountain forests of the western slopes oft he Andes in the Chimborazo Province of ecuador, where it was found at elevations of 1600 to 2000 m.

The species is known only from material that was collected about a century ago and may well be already extinct.

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edited: 27.11.2018

Peperomia pichinchae C. DC.

Pichincha Peperomia (Peperomia pichinchae)

The Pichincha Peperomia was found growing along the streams on the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano in the Pichincha Province, Ecuador.

The species was apparently not found in recent decades and is considered possibly extinct, yet it could also exist in nearby areas, however, I unfortunately could not find out anything about it so far.

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edited: 20.09.2020

Peperomia subpetiolata Yunck.

Waikamoi Peperomia (Peperomia subpetiolata)

The Waikamoi Peperomia, named ‘ala ‘ala wai nui in the Hawaiian language, is known from a single population near the Kula Pipeline between the Puohokamoa- and the Waikamoi Streams in eastern Maui, Hawaiian Islands.

The species itself is apparently extinct, however, there apparently still exists a hybrid of this species and the Forest Peperomia (Peperomia hirtipetiola C. DC.) that is kept in cultivation.

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edited: 20.09.2020

Piper manabinum C. DC.

Manabi Pepper Tree (Piper manabinum)

The Manabi Pepper tree is known exclusively from material that was collected in 1892 or 1893 on the Hacienda El Recreo in the province Manabí and in the vicinity oft he city of Balao in the province Guayas in Ecuador.

The type material was destroyed during World War II.

The Manabi Pepper Tree is possibly extinct.

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edited: 27.11.2018

Peperomia glandulosa C. DC.

Glandulose Peperomia (Peperomia glandulosa)

The Glandulose Peperomia was described in 1890, it was originally only known from the type material that was collected in the late 19th century somewhere in the surroundings of the city of Loja in the Loja Province, Ecuador.

The species was collected again in the 1960s but apparently not again, it might already be extinct. 

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edited: 20.09.2020

Peperomia degeneri Yunck.

Degener’s Peperomia (Peperomia degeneri)  

Degener’s Peperomia is known exclusively by the type collection that was made in 1928 in eastern Moloka’i, Hawaiian Islands.

The forests of Moloka’i are overrun by introduced invasive plant species and by plant-eating ungulates, the species was never recorded since the type collection and is very likely extinct. 

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edited: 20.09.2020

Piper bullatifolium Sodiro

Bubble-leaved Pepper Tree (Piper bullatifolium)

The Bubble-leaved Pepper Tree is known only on the basis of the type material that was collected about one century ago.

The species was restricted to the Andean mountain forests in the province Chimborazo in ecuador, where it was found at elevations between 2000 and 2500 m. 

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edited: 27.11.2018

Piper wibomii Yunck.

Wibom’s Pepper (Piper wibomii)

Wibom’s Pepper was found only near the town of Quinindé east of the Río Blanco in the province Esmeraldas, Ecuador, a region that is now more or less completely deforested and transformed into farmland. 

According to different sources this species is/was either a climbing liana or a tree.

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edited: 27.11.2018

Peperomia petraea C. DC.

Rock-dwelling Peperomia (Peperomia petraea)

The Rock-dwelling Peperomia is known only by the type material that was collected in the 19th century along the Río Huambi near the town of Puembo, a rural parish in the Metropolitan District of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador.

The area has lost almost all of its native vegetation and this species very likely is extinct. 

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edited: 20.09.2020

Piper platylobum Sodiro

Many-lobed Pepper Treelet (Piper platylobum)

This species was restricted to mountain forest at the western slopes of the Andes in the province Pichincha, Ecuador, where it was found at elevations between 1000 and 1600 m.

The species is known exclusively from a single collection from the year 1898 and is most likely already extinct.

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edited: 27.11.2018

Peperomia pululaguana C. DC.

Pululahua Peperomia (Peperomia pululaguana)

The Pululahua Peperomia is known from only two populations, which both were last recorded more then 100 years ago, one on the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano and the other one on the slopes of the Pululahua Volcano both in the Pichincha Province, Ecuador.

The species apparently was not found in recent decades and might be extinct. 

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edited: 20.09.2020