Capsicum baccatum

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Capsicum baccatum L.

Solanaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: berry

 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Solananae
Ordo:
Solanales

Capsicum baccatum belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Capsicum baccatum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1767. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Capsicum baccatum is a species in the genus Capsicum which contains approximately 43 to 97 species and belongs to the family of the Solanaceae (Nightshade Family). The type species of the genus is Capsicum annuum.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Capsicum baccatum is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Capsicum baccatum are arranged solitary.

The plants produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Capsicum baccatum is native to Peru, Bolivia, South Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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