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Capsicum frutescens
(chilli)

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Capsicum frutescens (chilli)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Capsicum frutescens
  • Preferred Common Name
  • chilli
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
C. frutescens fruit.
TitleGreen chilli pepper
CaptionC. frutescens fruit.
Copyright©Oregon State University, Dept of Nutrition & Food Management
C. frutescens fruit.
Green chilli pepperC. frutescens fruit.©Oregon State University, Dept of Nutrition & Food Management

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Capsicum frutescens

Preferred Common Name

  • chilli

International Common Names

  • English: bird pepper; cayenne pepper; tabasco pepper
  • Spanish: chile
  • French: piment; piment de Cayenne; piment d'oiseau
  • Portuguese: pimantão; pimento

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Cayenne- Pfeffer; Chilli- Pfeffer; Vogel- Pfeffer; Ziegen- Pfeffer
  • Italy: peperone rabbioso

EPPO code

  • CPSFR (Capsicum frutescens)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Solanales
  •                         Family: Solanaceae
  •                             Genus: Capsicum
  •                                 Species: Capsicum frutescens

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Acanthocoris scaber; Andean potato mottle virus (Andean mottle of potato); Anthonomus eugenii (pepper weevil); Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly); Bactrocera trivialis; Beet curly top virus (curly top); Botryodiplodia palmarum; Broad bean wilt virus (lamium mild mosaic); Chilli veinal mottle virus (CVbMV); Choanephora cucurbitarum (Choanephora fruit rot); Commelina benghalensis (wandering jew); Cucumber mosaic virus (cucumber mosaic); Heliothis sp. (army worm); Meloidogyne arenaria (peanut root-knot nematode); Pepper golden mosaic virus; Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMV); Pepper veinal mottle virus; Phenacoccus parvus (lantana mealybug); Phytophthora capsici (stem and fruit rot of Capsicum); Polyphagotarsonemus latus (broad mite); Potato virus X (potato interveinal mosaic); Scirtothrips dorsalis (chilli thrips); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Spodoptera litura (taro caterpillar); Tobacco curly shoot virus; Tomato mosaic virus (tomato mosaic); Xiphinema (dagger nematode)

Minor host of:

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed); Aphis gossypii (cotton aphid); Aspergillus flavus (Aspergillus ear rot); Aspergillus niger (black mould of onion); Asphondylia capsicicola (Asian chili pod gall midge); Atherigona orientalis (pepper fruit fly); Bactrocera facialis; Bactrocera kirki; Bactrocera latifrons (Solanum fruit fly); Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland fruit fly); Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly); Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly); Clinodiplosis capsici; Cochliobolus lunatus (head mould of grasses, rice and sorghum); Colletotrichum coccodes (anthracnose); Cuscuta campestris (field dodder); Dactyloctenium aegyptium (crowfoot grass); Diaporthe phaseolorum var. sojae (pod blight: soyabean); Epitrix tuberis (tuber flea beetle); Globisporangium irregulare (dieback: carrot); Groundnut bud necrosis virus; Hemicycliophora arenaria (sheath nematode); Hoplolaimus indicus (lance nematode); Leveillula taurica (powdery mildew of cotton); Meloidogyne ethiopica (Root-knot nematode); Neoceratitis cyanescens (tomato fruit fly); Pepper vein yellows virus; Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Phomopsis longicolla (pod and stem blight); Phytophthora drechsleri (watermelon fruit rot); Phytophthora infestans (Phytophthora blight); Piezodorus hybneri (legume stink bug); Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale); Podosphaera xanthii (powdery mildew of cucurbits); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Pseudocercospora fuligena (black leaf mould of tomato); Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (Jack Beardsley mealybug); Pseudomonas viridiflava (bacterial leaf blight of tomato (USA)); Rhyzopertha dominica (lesser grain borer); Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm); Tomato ringspot virus (ringspot of tomato)

Host of (source - data mining):

Empoasca decipiens (leafhopper, cotton); Helicoverpa assulta (Oriental tobacco budworm)

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Human food and beverage

  • Spices and culinary herbs

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore