Identification: what is this plant?

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  1. idaknow

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    I would like to know if anyone can identify this plant for me.
     

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  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    a variety of Pepperomia possibly
     
  3. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    The plant is Peperomia orba, commonly known as the Princess Astrid peperomia. The tail-like inflorescences seen in the image are composed of hundreds of minute, seriously weird looking flowers (try looking at them under magnification). Check out these images of other peperomia inflorescences:

    from the Texas A&M University digital archive: http://images.google.com/imgres?img...peromia+inflorescence&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=N

    from the University of Hawaii: http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/images/peperomia_sp_5372.jpg
     

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