Friday, April 15, 2016

Hot and Spicy Species

I know sciencey stuff is not a lot of people's cup of tea, but I had to share this table I made. I was searching online for how to differentiate between different Capsicum (hot pepper) species, but I couldn't find much of anything that showed this. This made me decide to make my own easy to read graphic spelling out the differences between the five domesticated hot pepper species. I made this so I could perhaps better understand a few of the mystery peppers I grow. 

The going was a bit hard, but I scraped up what info I could. If you know where to find more detailed morphology of peppers, please tell me!

I also drew some pictures at the bottom to better explain the botany terminology used so any pepper-head can use the table.

I got most of my info from Wikipedia and Encyclopedia of Life (someone really needs to put more capsicum info on there!).

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