Monographs Details: Peperomia hartwegiana Miq.
Authority: Yuncker, Truman G. 1955. Plants collected in Ecuador by W. H. Camp. Piperaceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9 (2): 147-170.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - AZUAY: Paramo de Tinajillas and surrounding chaparral and forests, 30-50 km south of Cuenca, 3150 m, Sept 20, 1944, E-466; Cruz Pamba region above Banos, about 15 km southwest of Cuenca, 2700-3000 m, June 29-30, 1945, Giler & Prieto (Camp E-3926); vicinity of the lake in the valley of the Rio Surucuchu (a branch of the Rio Matadero), 18-20 km west of Cuenca, 2940-3090 m, July 16, 1945, E-4211A, E-4211B, E-4211C.CHIMBORAZO-CAÑAR border (western escarpment): near Tipococha, 2940-3120 m, July 6-9, 1945, E-4064.
The leaves on some of these specimens are up to 1.5 cm wide x 2-2.5 cm long, much larger than is common for most specimens previously examined of this species. Variation in size occurs to such an extent on some of the specimens that it does not appear advisable to recognize the large-leaved specimens as unique. All agree in the presence of the stag-horn-like pubescence.
Distribution:Ecuador South America