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Peperomia glabella (Sw.) A. Dietr.
Cypress peperomia

Peperomia glabella
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Piperaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Treated as historical in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002), this was rediscovered in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park by Keith Bradley, Steven Woodmansee, Jimi Sadle, Melissa Abdo, Mike Owen and Kristie Wendelberger in May, 2003.

Other data on Peperomia glabella available from :

Peperomia glabella has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native

Peperomia glabella has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native

Peperomia glabella has been found in the following habitat :
Strand Swamp

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Peperomia glabella
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Peperomia glabella
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Peperomia glabella
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Peperomia glabella
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Peperomia glabella
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Peperomia glabella
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Peperomia glabella
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley