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2. Capsicum frutescens L., Sp. Pl. 189. 1753. Duthie, l.c.; Bailey, l.c.; Cooke l.c. 348.


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

Fl. Per.: April-May.

Type: Described from India.

Distribution: Tropical America.

The perennial peppers or ‘bird chillies’ are widely cultivated for edible purposes. Sometimes found as an escape up to 1900 m.


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