7404.000 Capsicum L.

Description of the genus

Unarmed annual or perennial herbs. Flowers 1-few, extra-axillary or leaf-opposed. Calyx entire, truncate or shortly dentate, not accrescent. Corolla rotate to broadly campanulate, variously coloured. Stamens 5, ± exserted; anthers dehiscing by longitudinal splits. Fruit a berry, extremely variable in size, shape and colour.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical America

Mozambique: 2 cultivated taxa.

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chinensis Jacq.
frutescens L.Image

Other sources of information about Capsicum:

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Flora of Botswana: Capsicum
Flora of Malawi: Capsicum
Flora of Mozambique: Capsicum
Flora of Zambia: Capsicum
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Capsicum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Capsicum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Capsicum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Capsicum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Capsicum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Capsicum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Capsicum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Capsicum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Capsicum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1248, retrieved 8 August 2020

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