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Capsicum frutescens (Wild pepper)

Synonyms: Capsicum annuum var. frutescens; Capsicum baccatum; Capsicum cereolum; Capsicum comarim; Capsicum frutescens var. glabriusculum; Capsicum frutescens var. queenslandicum; Capsicum longum; Capsicum micranthum; Capsicum odoratum; Capsicum odoriferum

Wikipedia Abstract

Capsicum frutescens is a species of chili pepper that is sometimes considered to be part of the species Capsicum annuum. Pepper cultivars of Capsicum frutescens can be annual or short-lived perennial plants. Flowers are white with a greenish white or greenish yellow corolla, and are either insect- or self-pollinated. The plants' berries typically grow erect; ellipsoid-conical to lanceoloid shaped. They are usually very small and pungent, growing 10–20 millimetres (0.39–0.79 in) long and 3–7 millimetres (0.12–0.28 in) in diameter. Fruit typically grows a pale yellow and matures to a bright red, but can also be other colors. C. frutescens has a smaller variety of shapes compared to other Capsicum species, likely because of the lack of human selection. More recently, however, C. frutescens ha
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Predators

Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[1]
Aonidiella aurantii (California red scale)[2]
Aplonis cantoroides (Singing Starling)[3]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[2]
Bactericera cockerelli (potato psyllid)[4]
Diomedea exulans (Wandering Albatross)[5]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[2]
Lepidosaphes tapleyi (guava long scale)[2]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[2]
Pavo muticus (Green Peafowl)[6]
Phenacoccus parvus[2]
Phenacoccus solenopsis (solenopsis mealybug)[2]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[2]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[2]
Pseudaonidia trilobitiformis (gingging scale)[2]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[2]
Pulvinaria urbicola (urbicola soft scale)[2]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[2]
Scissirostrum dubium (Grosbeak Starling)[3]

Providers

Pollinated by 
Wasmannia auropunctata (electric ant)[7]

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
2Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Green Peafowl, BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
7Flower-visiting insects of the Galapagos Islands, McCullen, C. K. 1993. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 69:95-106
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