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

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
annuum L. var. annuum B,SNw,S,WDescription, Image
baccatum L. var. baccatum BW
frutescens L.N,CN,E,LkImage

Other sources of information about Capsicum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Capsicum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Capsicum
Flora of Malawi: Capsicum
Flora of Mozambique: Capsicum
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Capsicum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1248, retrieved 22 February 2024

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