[Tagging] Pepper: Chili, piper, bell pepper

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sun Aug 20 20:15:54 UTC 2017

On 20.08.2017 21:50, Tobias Zwick wrote:
> And here is the wikipedia article for Piper (plant):
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_(plant)

Well that is the Genus of 2000 different species, of which one is "Piper nigrum", the common spice.
There are tags for genus [1] and species [2] in OSM, where you can use the latin name. Beside these 
exceptions, tagging language is British English, and in all varieties of English this spicy crop is 

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:genus
[2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:species

  On 20/08/2017 15:02, Tom Pfeifer wrote:
>> Number 2 and 3 are fine for me. However I could not find 'piper' as a
>> synonym for the spice in my English dictionaries. A piper is a player of
>> a bagpipe or sometimes a flute, thus that is highly confusing.
>> IMHO it would be sufficient to clarify that produce=pepper means the
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pepper (Piper nigrum) (so you were
>> referring to the latin term?), and the other to
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_pepper (Capsicum) and their spicy
>> versions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chili_pepper
>> So far none of them is used in the database, so it is just a preemptive
>> definition and no deprecation process.

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