Chilies
Edible Plants (Common and Australian bushtucker)

Chili pepper

September 19, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Capsicum. Species: annuum, chinense, frutescens, baccatum and pubescens (these are the domesticated varieties).  Family: SOLANACEAE. Common Name: Chili pepper, chile pepper, chilli pepper or chilli. Etymology: Capsicum: From the latin word ‘capsa’ meaning small box (capsule). annuum: Annual, chinense: from China, frutescens: From Latin word frutescō meaning “I send […]

Elaeocarpus angustifolius (grandis). Blue quandong
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Elaeocarpus angustifolius.

September 5, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Elaeocarpus. species: angustifolius. Junior Synonym: Elaeocarpus grandis. From a later description of the species by Ferdinand von Mueller. Family: ELAEOCARPACEAE. Common Name: Blue quandong, Blue fig (although not closely related to a fig) or Blue Marble […]