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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 189. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : introduced

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Capsicum frutescens L., Sp. Pl. 189. 1753.
Arbustos (herb?), erectos, ramificados, hasta 1.5 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 2–7 mm de largo, lobada hasta ca la 1/2 de su longitud, greenish white; anteras 1.5 mm de largo. Fruto una baya narrowly elliptical to conical, orange to red.
Growing in disturbed areas (and cultivated), en todo el país; 0—1000 m; fl sep, fr sep—may; Moreno 12134, Stevens 20687; perhaps native to Colombia and Peru; introduced southeastern United States to Argentina, West Indies, Old World Tropics. This taxon was included in the concept of Capsicum annuum (from which it is very difficult to separate) in the published Flora de Nicaragua. “Chile.”


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