Arched leaves that look folded on themselves, flowers on long fragrant stalk.

by Matt Zuellig
(Athens, Georgia USA)





Hi,


I have a plant with fleshy leaves that are kind of half moon shape.

The leaves have a notch in their upper edge, and they have the appearance that they could have been formed by folding a leaf onto itself then fusing it (see photo).

The stem is brownish-yellow and looks kind of woody, but is actually pretty succulent in feeling if you give it a squeeze.

The plant flowered in the spring. The flowers must have been very small, because there was no large flowers - instead the floral spike had a whole bunch of little flowers (presumably they were flowers at least) that had a pretty strong fragrance if you rubbed them.

The flowers would have been yellow and if you rubbed them in your fingers they were yellow - so maybe it is a male plant... Also, the floral stalk was long and pretty flimsy - it kind of arched over the top of the plant.

Thanks!
Matt Z.

Hi Matt, this one has me stumped, but I'll post it and see if anyone else has a clue. Sounds lovely, with the scented flowers...

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Jul 12, 2013
Species
by: António Almeida

Hi!

I think this is Peperomia dolabriformis (common name: prayer pepper) or a related species of succulent Peperomia.

Regards

Antonio, you're exactly right; here it is:
Peperomia dolabriformis

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