Capsicum frutescens | Chili pepper

Capsicum frutescens

Common Name :Chili pepper, Chilli flower Scientific name :Capsicum frutescens Family : Solanaceae

Capsicum frutescens

Kingdom - Solanales

Order - Capsicum

Genus - Crotalaria

Species - frutescens

Height - 3 feet tall

Synonym - Capsicum fastigiatum

Type / Life cycle - Perennial

Category - Herbaceous shrub

Origin / Native - Central & South America

Flowers - Small, white, 5 petals with green bracts, flowers are hermaphrodite

Foliage&Plant - Green, simple leaves, branched stem

Fruits - Green when young, Matured fruits red in color, white seeds, bitter in taste

maintenance & Care - Full sun, average water, well drained soils

Propagation - Seeds

Uses - fruits& leaves-Medicinal & cuisine

Growth Rate - Fast

Tamil - Milagai

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, South India, India


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