Caricaceae

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Brassicales
Familia: Caricaceae
Genera: Carica - Cylicomorpha - Jacaratia - Jarilla - Vasconcellea

Name

Caricaceae Dumort.

Vernacular Name
Internationalization
日本語: パパイア科

References

* Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 6, May 2005. [1]

Caricaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Brassicales, native to tropical regions of Central and South America and Africa. They are short-lived evergreen pachycaul shrubs or small trees growing to 5-10 m tall; many bear edible fruit.

The family comprises five genera and about 31 species:

* Carica – one species Carica papaya (Papaya), Americas
* Cylicomorpha – two species, Africa
* Jacaratia – five species, Americas
* Jarilla – three species, Americas
* Vasconcellea – 20 species, Americas

References

* Germplasm Resources Information Network: Caricaceae
* Ghent University: Cylicomorpha checklist

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