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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Common names:
Status: Introduced
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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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
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iNaturalist: Capsicum annuum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Capsicum annuum
JSTOR Plant Science: Capsicum annuum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Capsicum annuum
Plants of the World Online: Capsicum annuum
Tropicos: Capsicum annuum
Wikipedia: Capsicum annuum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Capsicum annuum var. annuum., retrieved 3 October 2023

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