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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 189. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: April-May.
Type: Type: Described from India.
Distribution: Distribution: Tropical America.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The perennial peppers or ‘bird chillies’ are widely cultivated for edible purposes. Sometimes found as an escape up to 1900 m.
Illustration: Capsicum frutescens L. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara Dist.: Hills above Islamabad, Kazmi 3051 (PES, RAW); Katha nala, 5-6500', on way to Kund, Y. Nasir & Khan 9621 (RAW); Kashmir: Muzaffarabad, Kazmi 4974 (PES, RAW); Chenari, Kazmi 28 (PES, RAW).


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Differs from Capsicum annuum mainly in the number of flowers (2-3), elliptic (not ovate to lanceolate leaves) and pedicels longer than the capsules.
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