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Scientific Name: Capsicum spp.
Pronunciation: KAP-sih-kum
Common Name: spicy hot pepper, chili pepper
Family Name: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Greenhouse produce plant, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Berries smaller and more elongated (most species) than for the sweet pepper.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Herb, Medicinal plant
Additional Info: Species shown or on campus shown may include C. annuum and C. chinense (although several other species exist notably C. frutescens, C. pubescens, and C. baccatum.).Googles . Wikipedia.
spicy hot pepper, chili pepper
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow
Fruiting Time: Aug, Oct, Sep, Jul
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark or Stem Colour:

(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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