pequin pepper

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bird pepper

One of the hottest peppers in the world. They are quite small, only about an inch long, hollow with only a few seeds. The leaves however can be up to 5 inches long. 5-petal flowers- white, yellow-green or lavender. Leaves and fruit both edible. Great for fighting bad bacteria and infections, increase circulation, good for heart.
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Chilpequin (Nahuatl for small chili), also known as amash, amomo, bird, bravo, chilillo, chilipiquin, chilpaya, chiltipiquin, del monte, huarahuao, max, or piquen.
These included Texas sugarberry, guayacan, granjeno, chilipiquin, tepeguaje, Texas ebony, Wright's acacia, colima, blackbrush, cenizo, honey mesquite, Texas persimmon, elbow bush, brasil, black mimosa, Texas paloverde, snake-eyes (Phaulothamnus spinescens), and desert yaupon (Schaefferia cuneifolia).
Retama, manzanita, white bush, chilipiquin, chapotillo, Berlandier wolfberry (Lycium berlandieri), Texas ebony, tropical sage, pigeon-berry, cenizo, black mimosa, Texas lantana, Texas kidneywood (Eysenhardtia texana), Texas paloverde, tenaza, la coma, tepeguaje, mistflower, and anacahuita flowered.