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Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


CAPSICUM CILIATUM (GRIF 16136)

Species: Ciliatum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Unknown
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A very unusual and scarce wild Capsicum species initially believed to be a sister to Capsicum Tovarii although after further study by Eshbaugh in 1988, it has since been omitted from Capsicum species list. Native to Southern Mexico & South America, this species has pubescent stems and leaves and yellow flowers. The tiny red fruits have no heat. Now a synonym for Witheringia ciliata although more recently it has been reclassified (yet again) as Capsicum rhomboideum.


Mats & Patricia Pettersson

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