Capsicum assamicum J.Purkay. & Lok.Singh, Ozean J. Appl. Sci. 5:55-66 (2012);
Common name: Tezpur Chilli • Hindi: राजा मिर्चा Raja mircha • Manipuri: ঊমোৰোক Umorok, Oomorok • Bengali: নাগা মরিচ naga morich • Assamese: নাগা জলকীয়া naga jolokia

Capsicum assamicum
Hottest pepper in the World, Bhoot Jolokia, Ghost pepper was earlier considered as hybrid between C. frutescens and C. chinense, but decsribed as independent species in 2012
The species is differentiated by its prfusely branched habit, two flowered clusters, yellow green corolla, orange red conical fruit with dented surface when mature.
We have purchased the plant from local nursery here in Fremont California last week, the plant is adjusting slowly. I will upload photographs of fruit when mature.

Here is flower and branch.


Thanks, …, for this wonderful post.



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Capsicum chinense Jacq. : 4 posts by 1 author. 4 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date:  29  November 2019 
Elevation: 1350m.
Habitat: Cultivated
Bhoot Jolokia !!!

Is ID correct ?


As cultivated capsicum species have so many cultivars, you have to decide.
As you stated Bhoot Jolokia, pl. check Wikipedia.

This has been told by the nursery owner !


The fruit is definitely of Bhoot Jolokia  http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Tezpur%20Chilli.html
I recognize it as I use it regularly in my cooking.

Bhut Jalokia, Capsicum assamicum from California-GS08112020- : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Bhut Jalokia, Ghost pepper, Bhutanese Chilli, often considered as hybrid between C. chinensis and C. frutescens, Flora of Assam treated it under C. chinensis, has been recognised as distinct species Capsicum assamicum J.Purkay. & Lok.Singh, 2012. Catalogue of life treats it accepted name.
It was once considered as hottest pepper with Scovelli Heat Unit (SHG) of 1,041,047, subsequently overtaken by Naga Viper pepper (1,382,118 SHG) in 2011, overtaken by Carolina Reaper (1,641,183 SHG) in 2017.
Photographed from Osh Hardware Store Nursery, Fremont, California, 17-7-2016.

Interesting, thanks for the upload Sir…

Flowers are innocent.. with no signs of devil..!!

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