Trailing herb, often with red markings. Leaves roundish to ovate, pale green; veins 5-7 developing from below the middle; tip elongated to form a fine point. Flower spike to about 10 cm long.
Generally available as the variegated cultivar.
West Indies, South America
Source: (1997). Piperaceae. In: . 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.