Peperomia: From the Greek peperi (pepper) and homoios (resembling), referring to its resemblance to a true pepper (to which it is closely related)
urvilleana: After D'Urville Island, which is named in honour of Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (23 May 1790 - 8 May 1842) - a French explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica.
Current Conservation Status
2012 - Not Threatened
Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB
Previous Conservation Status
2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened
Peperomia urvilleana A.Rich.
Vascular - Native
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank
is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
Peperomia simplex Endl., P. endlicheri Mig.
Indigenous. Coastal to inland in warmer places throughout the North Island. In the South Island known only from the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay south to the Heaphy. Also on Raoul Island in the Kermadec Islands group. Present on Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands where it is usually regarded as scarce.
Easy from rooted pieces, fresh seed and stem cuttings. An excellent pot plant, somewhat cold sensitive
2n = 44
Where To Buy
Occasionally offered by specialist native plant nurseries.
This page last updated on 6 Dec 2014