Peperomia tetraphylla Hook. & Arn.
Hooker, W.J. & Arnott, G.A.Walker (1832) The Botany of Captain Beechey's Voyage 3: 97. Type: Society Island, Forster (holo: BM, fide H.Huber, Rev. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6: 292 (1987), nut n.v. by author).
Spikes terminal and up to 43 mm long, solitary; peduncle 7-8 mm long and sparsely covered in trichomes to shortly pubescent; fertile axes 10-35 mm long, densely hispid. Flowers deeply sunken into axis, spaced 0.6-1 mm apart; floral bracts rounded, 0.3-0.5 long and wide; ovary rounded, 0.4-0.6 x 0.3-0.5 mm.
Drupes sticky, smooth, ca. 1 x 0.6 mm.
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Occurs in NEQ, CEQ and southwards to south eastern New South Wales. Altitudinal range from 180-1200 m. Grows on moss-covered rocks and especially on tree trunks in the shade of rainforest, vineforest, sclerophyll forest, Eucalypt forest and micriphyll moss/fern thicket. Widely distributed in Africa, Malesia, Melanesia, New Guinea to Lord Howe Island.
Natural hybrids between Peperomia. blanda and P. tetraphylla are known from Qld.