Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Peperomia blanda var. floribunda (Miq.) H.Huber
Huber, H. in Dassanayake, M.D. & Fosberg, F.R. (1988) A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 6: 294.
Succulent herb up to 30 cm tall with erect stems becoming decumbent and rooting at the nodes, with sparse to dense trichomes; internodes up to 22 mm long and 6 mm diam.
Leaves opposite, rarely whorled, petiolate; lamina 25-50 x 12-23 mm, 5-nerved with only the midrib and 2 major lateral nerves prominent, surface with short hairs but denser on the veins; petiole 5-17 mm long with sparse to dense trichomes.
Drupes sticky, papillate, dark brown, ca. 0.6-0.7 mm long and wide.
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Occurs in the CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards to south eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1030 m. Grows on moss covered rocks and on tree trunks in the shade of rainforest, notophyll vineforest, sclerophyll forest, Eucalypt forest and deciduous vine thicket. Also from Africa, India, Malesia and Melanesia.