Peperomia hirta Balf.f. (1877:20)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Invalid (synonym of P. balfourii) (Humphreys et al., 2019; POWO, 2024).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym of P. balfourii) (Humphreys et al., 2019; POWO, 2024).


Previously listed as Extinct (Strahm, 1989 fide Humphreys et al., 2019; Walter & Gillett, 1998:448).



Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands


Biology & Ecology










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. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

POWO. (2018). Plants of the World online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

POWO. (2024). Peperomia balfourii C.DC. Plants of the World Online (online resource). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 1 January 2024]

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

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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