Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Pawpaw family
Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.
Description of the family
Dioecious or monoecious soft-wooded small trees with milky latex. Trunks resembling palms. Leaves palmately-lobed, borne in a terminal crown. Petals and calyx 5-lobed. Stamens 10. Ovary superior, 1-locular. Fruit a berry.
Worldwide: 4 genera and 33 genera in tropical and warm America and tropical Africa
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Other sources of information about Caricaceae:
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Caricaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Caricaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=250, retrieved 25 May 2013