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

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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annuum L. var. annuum NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Capsicum:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Capsicum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Capsicum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Capsicum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Capsicum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Capsicum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Capsicum
JSTOR Plant Science: Capsicum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Capsicum
Plants of the World Online: Capsicum
Tropicos: Capsicum
Wikipedia: Capsicum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Capsicum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1248, retrieved 3 March 2024

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