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Peperoncini

  • Edited by:
  • Marina Clauser,
  • Andrea Grigioni,
  • Mario Landi,

The chili pepper is a spice and medicinal remedy used since ancient times by the American peoples who were the first to undertake the domestication of 5 species belonging to the genus Capsicum (Solanaceae): Capsicum (Solanaceae): Capsicum annuum, C. baccatum, C. chinense, C. frutescens e C. pubescens. After the sixteenth century the chili pepper became similarly popular in other continents and today the five species number many reference pod-types and over 3,000 varieties. The book describes their uses in the different spheres of cuisine (aromatic, spicy and colourful), medicine (antioxidant and digestive for internal use, rubefacient and anti-rheumatic for external use) and ornamentation (cut branches, floral compositions, border plants, splashes of colour).

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Marina Clauser

University of Florence, Italy

Andrea Grigioni

University of Florence, Italy

Mario Landi

University of Florence, Italy

Marina Clauser is curator of the collection of citrus plants, food plants, succulent plants, aquatic plants, trees and shrubs in the botanical garden of the Museum of Natural History at the University of Florence. She has taken part in the projects RETE NATURA 2000, BIOITALY and 5-BIOS and ReNaTo (Repertorio Naturalistico Toscano) and deals with ex-situ conservation in the botanical garden; she co-ordinates the sustainability project at the Museum of Natural History, and has over 50 publications to her name.
Andrea Grigioniis the web administrator, technical manager of the website and photographer of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence. He participated in the research group on the flora and vegetation of the Tuscan archipelago, and has taken part in scientific expeditions to Uganda and Sumatra. He has 15 scientific publications to his name, and has collaborated as graphic designer and photographer on a further 11 publications.
Mario Landi is a gardener technician at the botanical garden of the Museum of Natural History, where he is referent for the collections of pteridophytes, orchids, capsicums and poisonous plants. He took part in the scientific expedition to Uganda and in the revision of the herbal of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. In 2009 he was appointed supervisor of works at the botanical garden. He also liaised on the poisonous plants project in collaboration with Csiaf and Mayer.
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Book Title

Peperoncini

Editors

Marina Clauser, Andrea Grigioni, Mario Landi

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Publication Year

2010

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© 2010 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-8453-951-9

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978-88-8453-951-9

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978-88-9273-706-8

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TITOLO FUORI COLLANA

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