Requesting for ID [26/03/10 TB]

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tanay bose

Mar 26, 2010, 2:06:07 AM3/26/10
to efloraofindia, J.M. Garg

Dear All,

Can you kindly help me to identify this plant? Growing as a weed in my garden. Assuming to be some from Solanaceae. Available morphological details has been provided below, the photographs attached with the mail.


Date/Time- 26TH MARCH 2010/ 09:00 A.M

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Kolkata

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-   Herbaceous

Height/Length- 2 ft [approx]

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- simple, solitary, alternate, arising from node, margin-entire, apex acute, base cuniate, petiolate [1-4cm], exstipulate, midrib prominent, veins 3pairs each side of the midrib, green.

Inflorescence Type/ Size- solitary, nodal, arising in between the branches.

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-flower stellate 0.5 cm across, color white, petals 5/calyx 5, green, campanulate, ebracteate,ebracteolate/ anthers-5, basifixed, anther lobes 2/ style,  extrose.

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not available.

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc. -  odorless.




Tanay Bose
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Madhuri Pejaver

Mar 26, 2010, 7:13:05 AM3/26/10
to tanay bose, efloraofindia, J.M. Garg
pl wait till fruits come.
according to me it is common chilly plant
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tanay bose

Mar 26, 2010, 8:47:30 AM3/26/10
to Madhuri Pejaver, efloraofindia, J.M. Garg
Dear Madhuri Ji,
I don't know how chilli is growing as a weed in by garden? If its so I will not uproot it .. I can use them. I think you are right this is indeed chilli.

Prashant awale

Mar 30, 2010, 7:59:28 AM3/30/10
to tanay bose, efloraofindia, J.M. Garg
Dear Tanay ji,
It does look like Solanaceae sp. Closely resembling Capsicum frutescens.    
best wishes


tanay bose

Mar 30, 2010, 9:03:08 AM3/30/10
to Prashant awale, efloraofindia, J.M. Garg
Thank you Prasant Ji, Fruit has already set in the plant hence I am confirm this is green chilly.

J.M. Garg

May 3, 2010, 8:48:42 AM5/3/10
to tanay bose, Prashant awale, efloraofindia
Hi, Tanay ji,
What's the botanical name?

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tanay bose

May 3, 2010, 8:59:04 AM5/3/10
to J.M. Garg, Prashant awale, efloraofindia
Capsicum annum var acuminata  Fingerh. - Green Chilli

Gurcharan Singh

May 3, 2010, 9:02:58 AM5/3/10
to tanay bose, J.M. Garg, Prashant awale, efloraofindia
It is C. annuum  not annum
C. annuum var. acuminatum according to GRIN is C. annuum var. annuum

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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tanay bose

May 3, 2010, 9:05:09 AM5/3/10
to Gurcharan Singh, J.M. Garg, Prashant awale, efloraofindia
Thanks Sir for the correction.
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