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Tubocapsicum Makino


Description from Flora of China

Capsicum sect. Tubocapsicum Wettstein in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3b): 21. 1895.

Herbs perennial; pubescence of minute simple hairs, glabrescent. Leaves solitary or subequal paired on distal branches, simple, petiolate; leaf blade subentire. Inflorescences solitary flowers or few- to several-flowered clusters in branch forks, sometimes appearing axillary; peduncle absent. Flowers actinomorphic, 5-merous. Pedicel slender. Calyx short cup-shaped, apex subtruncate. Corolla yellow, broadly campanulate, lobed. Stamens inserted in distal end of corolla tube; filaments adnate to base of limb, subulate, base broadened with ascending projections; anthers ovate, dorsifixed, cordate, dehiscing longitudinally. Disc inconspicuous. Ovary 2-locular; ovules numerous. Stigma capitate. Fruiting pedicel pendulous. Fruit a red, juicy globose berry. Seeds discoid; embryo coiled and subperipheral.

One species: China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Phillipines, Thailand.


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