Sp. Pl. 2: 1036. 1753
Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 458. 1754
Fla., Central America, South America, introduced also pantropically.
Species, in the traditional sense, ca. 20 (1 in the flora).
V. M. Badillo (2000) considered Carica to consist of only one species (C. papaya), others being reassigned to the genus Vasconcellea A. Saint-Hilaire.
Some species of Carica in the traditional sense are grown for their edible fruits or sweet and juicy seed coverings (arils), the most important being C. papaya.
Species, in the traditional sense, ca. 20 (1 in the flora)
|Author||Walter C. Holmes +|
|Common name||Papaya +|
|Distribution||Fla. +, Central America +, South America + and introduced also pantropically. +|
|Etymology||Alluding to imagined resemblance of leaves or fruits to those of a fig, Ficus carica, erroneously thought to be from Caria in southwestern Asia Minor +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Linny Heagy +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. + and Gen. Pl. ed. +|
|Publication year||1753 + and 1754 +|
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|Taxon family||Caricaceae +|
|Taxon name||Carica +|
|Taxon parent||Caricaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 7 +|