Carica papaya L.

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Carica papaya

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes of Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

Carica papaya

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes of Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

Carica papaya

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes of Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

Carica papaya

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes of Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

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Synonyms:
Common names: Melon-tree (English) Papaya (English) Pawpaw (English)
Description:
Notes: Commonly planted in gardens for its edible fruits.
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical America
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Carica papaya

External websites:

African Plant Database: Carica papaya
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Carica papaya
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Carica papaya
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Carica papaya
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Carica papaya
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Carica papaya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carica papaya
Ispot Southern Africa : Carica papaya
JSTOR Plant Science: Carica papaya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Carica papaya
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carica papaya
Tropicos: Carica papaya
West African Plants database: Carica papaya


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Carica papaya.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=164730, retrieved 25 June 2016

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