5377.000 Carica L.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Tree-like or shrubs, usually glabrous; trunk usually erect, unbranched, spineless. Leaves usually palmately lobed or compound. Inflorescence axillary, irregularly cymose, usually long-stalked; flowers usually fragrant. Fruit shape variable, round or five-angled. Seeds attached to inner fruit wall.

Worldwide: 23 species, two of which are widely grown in the tropics and sub-tropics for their fruit (pawpaw).

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Carica papaya

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papaya L.Image

Other sources of information about Carica:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Carica
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Carica

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Carica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Carica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Carica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Carica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Carica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carica
JSTOR Plant Science: Carica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carica
Plants of the World Online: Carica
Tropicos: Carica
Wikipedia: Carica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Carica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1722, retrieved 21 February 2024

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