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Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

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Volume XXVIII, Number 1, January, 2021

News and Notes | Leaps and Bounds | Germane Literature | Season's Pick | Annotate your copy

Peperomia paramuna Callejas (Piperaceae)

We received photos of the perfectly peltate Peperomia paramuna Callejas (Piperaceae) from Esteban Jiménez early last December while he was still up on Cerro Chirripó, hiking down from the Sabana de Los Leones, where he had found the tiny plants as though by searching for "una aguja en un pajar"! Though the plants were sterile, these photos are apparently the first of this sp. from the wild and, as such, much deserve to go on display here. Vouchered by J.E. Jiménez 5339, USJ

The alliterative beginning of this note was a stutter, to point out what seems to have been an oversight with the treatment of this sp. in Manual Vol. 7 (2014): as far as we can tell, nowhere is said peltation mentioned. So, annotate your copy to that effect, if you so please, the leaves are quite so. Fortunately, the recent Flora mesoamericana Piperaceae account (see under "Davidse," this column) does specify this most noticeable feature for P. paramuna as, for that matter, did the 1971 Flora costaricensis description of said sp. (under the misapplied name Peperomia gracillima S. Watson).

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