Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Brassicales

Caricaceae - Pawpaw family

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Kupicha, F.K. (1978) Caricaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

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

Zambia: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

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Vasconcellea A. St.-Hil.

Other sources of information about Caricaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Caricaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Caricaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Caricaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Caricaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Caricaceae
Wikipedia: Caricaceae

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: Family page: Caricaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/family.php?family_id=250, retrieved 24 October 2021

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