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Peperomia amplexicaulis (Sw.) A. Dietr.
Jackie's saddle

Family: Piperaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to Jamaica (see the Flora of the West Indies).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status: Endangered

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Assumed to be Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Assumed to be Cultivated

Comments: The only known collection of Jackie's saddle in Florida appears to have been made by William G. Atwater in 1962; this specimen was originally determined to be P. magnoliifolia (as P. spathulifolia). P. amplexicaulis is apparently listed as Endanged by the State of Florida in error.

For an image of the herbarium specimen collected by Atwater, visit the Univeristy of Florida Herbarium online. For an image of the type specimen collected in Jamaica by Olof Swartz prior to 1788, visit

Other data on Peperomia amplexicaulis available from :

Peperomia amplexicaulis has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Peperomia amplexicaulis has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock