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Pepper elder (Peperomia pellucida)

Suruhan or pepper elder (Peperomia pellucida) is a species of plant in the Piperaceae, annual herb, shallow roots, succulent stems, cylindrical, bright green or reddish, glossy, up to 15-45 cm tall, grows in shady places on the forest floor and cliffs.

P. pellucida has heart-shaped leaves, fleshy, flat margins, green and glossy upper side, pale underside and radial veins.

Dlium Pepper elder (Peperomia pellucida)


Fruit in panicles with long spike-like stalks, erect. The fruit is round like a point, green and turns black.

Flowering all year round, this plant is found in a variety of shady and humid habitats. It grows in clumps in loose, moist soil and tropical to subtropical climates.

All parts are edible. Often used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic, to treat stomach pain, swelling, acne, colic, aches, headaches, urinary disorders, joint pain due to rheumatism, gout and treat urinary disorders.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Peperomia
Subgenus: Peperomia
Species: Peperomia pellucida

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