focus on... New geophytic Peperomias
For a long time geophytic Peperomias have been considered as a rather small subgenus (Tildenia). Recent field work and extended study of herbarium specimens revealed that this group includes a lot more variety than initially thought. The recent description of 25 new species almost doubles the number of known Tildenia species.
focus on... Peperomia Expedition Peru
The 2009 Expedition to Peru was the last one, after those to Mexico and Bolivia, to provide study material for the large research project on the phylogeny of this genus, currently carried out as a joint project of Dresden Technical University (Germany) and Ghent University (Belgium).
focus on... Recently described new Peperomia species
It appears that the extending scientific interest in the genus Peperomia during the last decade is resulting in the publication of a substantially higher number of new taxa.
focus on... Phylogeny of the genus Peperomia
A molecular phylogeny of this giant genus based on a representative
sampling has been published in Plant Biology 8 (2006): 93-102.
focus on... Peperomia caperata cultivars
The many cultivars of Peperomia caperata are regularly seen in plant shops all over the world. They are characterized by their wrinkled leaves.