Peperomia argyreia Morren

Watermelon Peperomia

Erect herb 10-30 cm tall with fleshy red stems having very close internodes. Leaves to 10 cm long, 8 cm wide, alternate, almost round but pointed at tip, leathery, concave, smooth; veins about 11, radiating from base, striped dark green, alternating with paler silvery streaks. Leaf stalks to 15 cm long, red, slightly asymmetrically attached 1-2 cm inside margin, not grooved. Flower spike greenish, sometimes branched.

N South America

Leaves silver-striped, stalk attached asymmetrically, veins mostly about 11.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Piperaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Piperales
family       Piperaceae
genus        Peperomia Ruiz & Pav.