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Published In: Hortus Botanicus Vindobonensis 3: 38, t. 67. 1776. (Hort. Bot. Vindob.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : introduced

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Capsicum chinense Jacq., Hort. Bot. Vindob. 3: 38, t. 67. 1777.
Herb or arbustos, ramificados, hasta 2.5 m de alto. Hojas solitarias o en pares, ovadas, hasta 12 cm de largo y 4.5 cm de ancho, ápice acuminado, base cuneada o atenuada, escasamente pubescentes; pecíolos 0.5--3 cm de largo. Flores (rarely solitary) usually two or more at a node, pedicelo 1--3 cm de largo; cáliz con umbones de hasta 0.5 mm de largo; corola 5–7 mm de largo, lobada hasta ca la 1/2 de su longitud, white; anteras 1.5 mm de largo. Fruto una baya variously shaped, oblong to globose, yellow to red.
Growing in disturbed areas (and cultivated), en todo el país; 0—800 m; fl jun, oct, fr sep—oct; Guzmán 1390, Moreno 12246; perhaps native to the western Amazon basin; introduced United States to Bolivia and Brazil, West Indies, Europe. This taxon was included in the concept of Capsicum annuum (from which it is very hard to distinguish) in the published Flora de Nicaragua. “Chile.”


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