Tezpur Chilli   
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Tezpur Chilli
ative Photo: Thingnam Sophia
Common name: Tezpur Chilli • Hindi: राजा मिर्चा Raja mircha • Manipuri: ঊমোৰোক Umorok, Oomorok • Bengali: নাগা মরিচ naga morich • Assamese: নাগা জলকীয়া naga jolokia
Botanical name: Capsicum frutescens cv. Nagahari    Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)

Native to Assam, Tezpur Chilli is the plant that produces the hottest chilli on earth. Tests in 2006 conclusively proved that Tezpur Chilli is many times hotter than the previously believed hottest chilli, Red Savina from Mexico. Flowers do not look very different from the normal chilli flowers. However, the plant can grow tall, like a shrub. Tezpur Chilli is an old favourite in the North-East. Known in Manipuri as Oomorok (tree pepper), it is a much loved chilli in Manipur.

Identification credit: Thingnam Sophia Photographed in Imphal, Manipur & Mumbai.

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