Capsicum annuum L.
var. annuum

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Capsicum annuum var. annuum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Capsicum annuum var. annuum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Capsicum annuum var. annuum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

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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.
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Derivation of specific name: annuum: annual
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Worldwide distribution: Widely grown cultivars originating from South America.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,S,W
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Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 12.

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Capsicum annuum
African Plant Database: Capsicum annuum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Capsicum annuum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Capsicum annuum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Capsicum annuum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Capsicum annuum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Capsicum annuum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Capsicum annuum
iNaturalist: Capsicum annuum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Capsicum annuum
JSTOR Plant Science: Capsicum annuum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Capsicum annuum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Capsicum annuum
Plants of the World Online: Capsicum annuum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Capsicum annuum
Tropicos: Capsicum annuum
Wikipedia: Capsicum annuum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Capsicum annuum var. annuum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=165480, retrieved 23 September 2020

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