Capsicum annuum L.
var. annuum

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Capsicum annuum var. annuum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Capsicum annuum var. annuum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Capsicum annuum var. annuum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

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Synonyms:
Common names: Green pepper (English) Sweet pepper (English)
Frequency: Rare as an escape
Status: Introduced
Description:
Much-branched annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 1.5 m tall, widely cultivated for its edible fruits. Leaves ovate to narrowly lanceolate, 2.5-10 cm long, dark green, thinly textured to somewhat leathery, hairless except for scattered hairs in the axils of veins below; margin more or less entire, wavy. Flowers mostly solitary, white to greenish or bluish-white, drooping. Fruit very variable in shape, size, colour and taste.
Notes: Note: two cultivars are grown in Zimbabwe. The narrow-fruited "hot-chillies" are used for flavouring, both fresh and dried. The large well-known, green, yellow or red, "sweet-peppers" (see photos) is eaten fresh or cooked. Both varieties are known as very occasional escapes from cultivation.
Derivation of specific name: annuum: annual
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Worldwide distribution: Widely grown cultivars originating from South America.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 June 2008
Literature:

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 59 - 60.


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Flora of Botswana: Capsicum annuum var. annuum
Flora of Zambia: Capsicum annuum var. annuum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Capsicum annuum var. annuum

External websites:

African Plant Database: Capsicum annuum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Capsicum annuum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Capsicum annuum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Capsicum annuum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Capsicum annuum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Capsicum annuum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Capsicum annuum
Ispot Southern Africa : Capsicum annuum
JSTOR Plant Science: Capsicum annuum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Capsicum annuum
Tropicos: Capsicum annuum
West African Plants database: Capsicum annuum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Capsicum annuum var. annuum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=165480, retrieved 1 October 2016

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