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Peperomia humilis A. Dietr.
Low peperomia

Family: Piperaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies (Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Lesser Antilles), southern Mexico and northern Central America.

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 128.

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Peperomia humilis
Copyright by: Craig van der Heiden
In habitat, Everglades National Park, 2014

Other data on Peperomia humilis available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Peperomia humilis has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native


Peperomia humilis has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Monroe County (Mainland) Native


Peperomia humilis has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Floodplain Forest
Strand Swamp


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Peperomia humilis
Copyright by: Craig van der Heiden
In habitat, Everglades National Park, 2014
Peperomia humilis
Copyright by: Craig van der Heiden
In habitat, Everglades National Park, 2014

Peperomia humilis
Copyright by: Craig van der Heiden
In habitat, Everglades National Park, 2014
Peperomia humilis
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer