• Politics are not permitted. There's plenty of places to discuss that elsewhere, and a hot pepper forum is not the place. Thank you for respecting the community!

A Modest Proposal to Unify the Specific Names of Capsicum Domesticates

It being that

Capsicum annuum is not an annual in habitat,

Capsicum baccatum is notable for its diversity of pod types,

Capsicum chinense is not from China or common in China,

Capsicum frutescens has notably small fruit with a straightforward flavor,

but Capsicum pubescens is actually hairy,

I propose Capsicum pubescens be reclassified as Capsicum glabrum (‘bald pepper’) for the sake of consistency.