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Useful Tropical Plants

Capsicum eximium

Hunz.

Solanaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Capsicum eximium
Plant growing at PN Calilegua, Jujuy, Argentina
Photograph by: Sandy Knapp
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General Information

Capsicum eximium is usually a shrub growing up to 1.6 metres tall, though it occasionally becomes more tree-like and up to 4 metres tall.
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use as a flavouring.

Known Hazards

Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most plants in the family Solanaceae also contain poisonous alkaloids. Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Bolivia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Plants are not tolerant of frost[
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Prefers a sunny position in a well-drained soil[
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Although a perennial species, it can be cultivated as an annual, producing a crop in its first year from seed[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
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http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
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Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked. A hot flavour[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
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Author
 
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http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - it can be tricky to germinate[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. Do not use high peat content soils[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-13. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Capsicum+eximium>

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