genus Capsicum

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Noun1.genus Capsicum - chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
capsicum, capsicum pepper plant, pepper - any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
Capsicum annuum conoides, cone pepper - plant bearing erect pungent conical red or yellow or purple fruits; sometimes grown as an ornamental
Capsicum annuum longum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, jalapeno, long pepper - plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
bell pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, paprika, pimento, pimiento, sweet pepper, sweet pepper plant - plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
Capsicum annuum cerasiforme, cherry pepper - plant bearing small rounded usually pungent fruits
bird pepper, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum frutescens baccatum - plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
Capsicum frutescens, hot pepper, tabasco pepper, tabasco plant - plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
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Capsicum: The Genus Capsicum. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.Industrial Profiles 33.Taylor and Francis, London and New York.
The data of chili pepper water consumption obtained in the present work are within the range established for the genus Capsicum, according to Doorenbos & Kassam (2000), except for plants cultivated with doses of 50% of bovine manure, exceeding by approximately 8.0 mm, which may be related to the climatic conditions of the site.
A COSII genetic map of the pepper genome provides a detailed picture of synteny with tomato and new insights into recent chromosome evolution in the genus Capsicum. Theor.
Sora GT, Haminiuk CW, da Silva MV, Zielinski AA, Goncalves GA, Bracht A, Peralta RM (2015) A comparative study of the capsaicinoid and phenolic contents and in vitro antioxidant activities of the peppers of the genus Capsicum: an application of chemometrics.
Unlike other members of the Solanaceae family, which have morphogenesis easily reproduced protocols, chillies and peppers of the genus Capsicum are recalcitrant to in vitro culturing.
et al., Study of in vitro anther culture in selected genotypes of genus Capsicum. Turkish Journal of Biology, 2014; 38: pp.118-124.
Chilies belong to the genus Capsicum (Solanaceae family), which is one of the most cultivated groups of species in the world.
Capsaicin from the genus Capsicum, is the active component of hot chili peppers.
The genus Capsicum (sweet and hot pepper) shows intra- and inter-specific diversity in fruit type, colour, shape, taste, andbiochemical content [12].