EPPO Global Database

Peperomia pellucida(PEOPE)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PEOPE
  • Preferred name: Peperomia pellucida
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Kunth


Tropical Africa, Madagascar, USA (southeast), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean (Cuba to Puerto Rico), South America (except Chile and southern Argentina). Used as a medicinal plant. Introduced in Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Malesia (Malaya), China, Australia (Western, North, Queensland)

Common names
Name Language
rabbit-ear English
silverbush English
alumbre Spanish
coclaria Spanish (PA)
cordoncillo Spanish (PA)
garrapatilla Spanish
hierba de sapo Spanish (PA)
lombricilla Spanish (MX)
mazamorra Spanish (PA)
sacha-yuyu Spanish (BO)
yerba de plata Spanish (CU)
cǎo hú jiāo Chinese
草胡椒 Chinese