pequin pepper

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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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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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.
Several plants such as tepeguaje (Leucaena pulverulenta), tropical sage (Salvia coccinea), anacahuita (Cordia boisseri), pigeonberry (Rivina humilis), mist-flower (Eupatorium sp.), Turk's cap (Malaviscus drummondii), Indian mallow (Abutilon incanum), elbow-bush (Forestiera angustifolia), and chilipiquin (Capsicum annuum) continued to flower during this coldest part of the year so long as soil moisture was adequate.
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).