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Flower Identification

Posted by SgtPepper none (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 22, 12 at 6:34

Unexpected pepper plant variety in amongst my new plants.

I was expecting Scotch Bonnet or a similar habenero, but this flower doesn't match up with any of the Bonnet family. I have tried the John Fiedler site which has lots of pics, but I am still having trouble identifying this species.

Anyone know what this is?


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RE: Flower Identification

All haba�eros are cap chinense
Not all cap chinense are haba�eros

plant looks like a chinense


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RE: Flower Identification

Yes you are right. I am pretty certain it is a C. Chinense. But it's the variety of the species that leaves me puzzled.


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RE: Flower Identification

Strange pedals look like a c. Chinese but anthers look like c. Frutescens wonder if its a Frutescens with an additional pedal? Do you have any more flowers to see if the rest have 4 pedals or do they all have 5?


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RE: Flower Identification

never seen a chinese veriaty with a purple flower


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RE: Flower Identification

Looks just like the flowers on my Tabasco.


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RE: Flower Identification

With crosses, I'm not sure how accurate this is, but, there is a table in the FAQ.

I don't think you can tell much more than species based on flower alone.

Here is a link that might be useful: FAQ


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RE: Flower Identification

It is very possible that this is an Aji Dulce plant, member of the C. Chinense family. However, it could be something else, but that seems the closest I have found so far. I used a flash camera, so the anthers seem brighter than in natural light.

I used this website to analyze:

John Fiedler

There is another flower and it is identical - 5 petals.


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