Peperomia beckeri E.F.Guim. & R.J.V.Alves



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct (Alves, 2006; da Silva et al., 2013; Humphreys et al., 2019; Albani Rocchetti et al., 2022)


Reportedly rediscovered in December 2009 (Alves et al., 2011), but this was overturned by (da Silva et al., 2013:Table 1).



Trindade Island, Brazil


Biology & Ecology










Albani Rocchetti, G., Carta, A., Mondoni, A. et al. (2022). Selecting the best candidates for resurrecting extinct-in-the-wild plants from herbaria. Nature Plants 8: 1385-1393. [Supplementary Tables S1-S6]

Alves, Ruy José Válka. (2006). Terrestrial Vascular Florasof Brazil’s Oceanic Archipelagos, p. 85–103. InAlves, R. J. V. and J. W. A. Castro [eds.], IlhasOceaˆnicas Brasileiras, da Pesquisa ao Manejo. Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Brasília, DF.

Alves, Ruy José Válka and Guimarães, F. (1998). Piperaceae da Ilha da Trindade. Bradea 8: 97-100.

Alves, Ruy José Válka, da Silva, N. G. and Aguirre-Muñoz, A. (2011). Return of endemic plant populations on Trindade Island, Brazil, with comments on the fauna, pp. 259-263 In: Veitch, C. R., Clout, M. N. and Towns, D. R. (eds.). 2011. Island invasives: eradication and management. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

da Silva, Nílber Gonçalves, Alves, Ruy José Válka, Sylvestre, Lana da Silva and dos Santos, Ruy Barreto. (2013). Two rediscoveries and one extinction for the flora of Trindade Island, Brazil. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 140(2): 230-235.

Strahm, W. (1989). Plant red data book for Rodrigues: 1-241. Knigstein.


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