Monographs Details: Peperomia macrostachya (Vahl) A.Dietr.
Authority: Yuncker, Truman G. 1955. Plants collected in Ecuador by W. H. Camp. Piperaceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9 (2): 147-170.
Family:Piperaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - GUAYAS: coastal plain, in the vicinity of Naranjito, ca 36 m, June 6-7, 1945, E-3590. SANTIAGO-ZAMORA ("Oriente"): Cordillera Cutucu, ca 2° 40' S, 78° W, opposite Chupiantza, 600-690 m, Nov 17, 1944, E-1026\ ridge just south and west of Rio Itzintza, 1350-1650 in, Nov 17-Dec 5, 1944, E-1307; east-trending slope from top of ridge down toward the Itzintza, 1440-1740 m, Nov 17-Dec 5, 1944, E-1354 (questionably this species); eastern slope of the cordillera, valley of the Rios Negro and Chupianza, on the trail from Sevilla de Oro to Mendez, between Tres Ranchos and Chontal, 810—1710 m, Dec 15, 1944, E-1552 (leaves on this specimen are more ovate than usual for this species).

Discussion:The leaves on this specimen are larger and proportionally wider than usual for this species.
Distribution:Guyana South America| Ecuador South America|