Capsicum frutescens L.

  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (Nightshade Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BAINGAN FAMILY (बैंगन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SOLANACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Capsicum conoides Mill.; Capsicum micranthum Link; Capsicum fastigiatum Blume; Capsicum minimum Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Capsicum annuum L.
  • Common name : Bird's eye Chilly
  • Vernacular name : Dhan Mirch, Lovongi Mirchi (Hindi); Menasu (Kannada); Milagay (Tamil); Golkonda mirapa, Konda mirapa, Aggi mirapa (Telugu); Dhanua lanka (Oria); Kantharimulaki, Palmulaku, Vellakanthari (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Widely cultivated as a vegetable
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 31/10/2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0371
  • Collection Locality : Yelagiri Hills, Vellore district
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Namakkal district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Vellore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Sivaganga district, Villipuram district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. frutescens. Downloaded on 5 August 2021.

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