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Peperomia obtusifolia (L.) A. Dietr.
Florida peperomia, Baby rubberplant

Peperomia obtusifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Piperaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

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NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Peperomia obtusifolia has been found in the following 17 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Possibly Extirpated Native, Cultivated Only
Meissner Hammock Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Warbler Wetland Natural Area Present Native

Peperomia obtusifolia has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Peperomia obtusifolia has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Peperomia obtusifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Peperomia obtusifolia
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee
Peperomia obtusifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Peperomia obtusifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Peperomia obtusifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Peperomia obtusifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Peperomia obtusifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley