EPPO Global Database

Capsicum chinense(CPSCH)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CPSCH
  • Preferred name: Capsicum chinense
  • Authority: Jacquin


Peru, Bolivia, Brazil (northern). Cultivated for its fruits, which are the hottest and spiciest of the chillis. Introduced in Central America, West Africa (Guinea-Bissau). Despite its name (which was given in the eighteenth century), C. chinense has no connection with China

Common names
Name Language
aji English
hot pepper English
yellow-lantern chili English
piment habanero French
pimenteiro-da-China Portuguese