Plant ID forum: Who knows Peperomia?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2014 11:10 AM CST
I have a few Peperomia plants with ID's but this particular one I don't have a clue as to the correct species.

This is an Exotic Angel Plant labeled Peperomia orba ("Teardrop Peperomia") but I don't think that is correct. I searched KEW and The Catalogue of Life and can't find a Peperomia with the species name of orba. Anyone recognize it? For the time being I've uploaded them to the database in the general Peperomia entry.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 1, 2014 11:33 AM CST
Shrug! Confused The good old Plant List says Peperomia orba G.S.Bunting is an unresolved name:
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2556294
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 1, 2014 11:49 AM CST
This is all I could find. http://www.aplantshome.com/plantencyclopedia/plant6a1b.html

Is yours that small, Lin?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2014 1:00 PM CST
It sure looks like some of the pictures when I google Peperomia Pixie but nothing comes up for orba as an accepted species.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Peperomia+Pixie&tbm=isch&tbo...

http://www.starrenvironmental.com/images/species/?q=peperomi...
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 1, 2014 1:47 PM CST
Same here.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 3, 2014 1:30 PM CST
Lin, I found a number of references to Peperomia orba. I can't vouch for the validity of them all, but perhaps someone is correct?? Whistling

http://bison.usgs.ornl.gov//index.html?ITIS=itis&scientificN...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/b/Piperaceae/Peperomia/orba...

http://www.jardinbotanique.be/RESEARCH/COLLECTIONS/LIVING/LI...

http://www.jardinbotanique.be/RESEARCH/COLLECTIONS/LIVING/LI...

As you may have noticed, there are cultivars also listed as Peperomia orba, like Princess Astrid in the US Botanic Garden

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peperomia_orba_Prince...

Hope this helps.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 3, 2014 3:37 PM CST
Thanks Jean, I saw a few of those sites but I don't know the validity of how accurate they are either so I just added my photos to the general Peperomia entry in the database.
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