Capsicum
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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Capsicum

aji
cayenne
chili
pepper
rocoto

Hierarchical position of the Genus Capsicum

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
  
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
  
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
  
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
  
   Subclassis  Lamiidae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 178. 25 Mar 1993.
  
   SuperOrdo  Solananae R. Dahlgren ex Reveal
pub. Novon 2: 236. 1992.
  
   Ordo  Solanales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 20. 1829.
common name: Polemoniales
  
   Subordo  Solanineae Engl.
pub. Syllabus, ed. 2: 180. Mai 1898.
  
   Familia  Solanaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 124. 4 Aug 1789.
common name: Potatos, tomato, peppers
  
   Tribus  Capsiceae Dumort.
pub. Fl. Belg.: 38. 1827.
  
   Subtribus  Capsicinae Kitt. in A. Rich.
pub. Nouv. Elém. Bot., ed. 3, Germ. transl.: 796. 1840.
  
   Genus  Capsicum L.
pub. (1753)
common name: pepper
  

Named members of the Genus Capsicum

1
   Species  annuum L.
common name: chili pepper, ornamental pepper
  
 
2
   Varietas  annuum
common name: cayenne pepper
3
   Varietas  aviculare (Dierbach) D'Arcy & Eshbaugh
syn. Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
4
   Varietas  frutescens (L.) Kuntze
syn. Capsicum annuum var. annuum
5
   Varietas  glabriusculum (Dunal) Heiser & Pickersgill
common name: cayenne pepper
6
   Varietas  minimum (Miller) Heiser
syn. Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
7
   Varietas  minus (Fingerhuth) Shinners
syn. Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
8
   Species  baccatum L.
 
9
   Varietas  baccatum
common name: cayenne pepper
10
   Varietas  pendulum (Willd.) Eshb.
common name: aji
11
   Species  chinense Jacq.
common name: aji
12
   Species  frutescens L.
syn. Capsicum annuum var. annuum
common name: chili, cayenne
  
13
   Species  pendulum Willd.
syn. Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum
14
   Species  pubescens Ruiz & Pavon
common name: rocoto

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.

 

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

 

Last reviewed October 31, 2004   

 

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