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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 188. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
General/Distribution: 10 species, native to tropical America. Introduced or naturalised elsewhere. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species, each with several cultivars.


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Annual or perennial herbs with entire leaves. Flowers solitary axillary or in clusters of up to 3. Calyx shallowly 5-toothed, campanulate. Corolla rotate, 5-lobed. Stamens 5; anthers bluish, dehiscence longitudinal. Ovary usually bilocular. Fruit a many-seeded, ± dry indehiscent inflated berry variously coloured. Seeds compressed, smooth or not.

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1 Annual or biennial. Flowers solitary, erect or not Berry longer than the pedicel 1 Capsicum annuum
+ Perennial. Flowers in groups of 2 or more, always erect. Berry shorter than the pedicel 2 Capsicum frutescens
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