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Ver. 18.4
Feb. 11th, 2024

337.0000 Family Caricaceae Dumort.; (1829) nom. cons.
5 genera, ca. 40 spp.
Species listed in database: 43; hybrids: 1
= Papayaceae Blume; (1823)
337.0003 Genus Carica L.; Sp. Pl. 1: 1036 (1753)
Distribution: tropical and subtropical America
Species listed in database: 4
= Papaya Mill.; Gard. Dict. Abridg. Ed. 4 (1754)
= Horovitzia V.M.Badillo; Rev. Fac. Agron. Alcance (Maracay) 43: 102 (1993)
species :
Carica aprica V.M.Badillo; Monogr. Caricaceae: 96 (1971)
Distribution: Peru
83 PER
species :
Carica augusti Harms; Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 280 (1931)
Distribution: Peru
83 PER
species :
Carica cnidoscoloides Lorence & R.Torres; Syst. Bot. 13(1): 107 (1988)
Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca)
79 MEX
Synonyms: hidden
= Horovitzia cnidoscoloides (Lorence & R.Torres) V.M.Badillo; Rev. Fac. Agron. Alcance (Maracay) 43: 102 (1993)
species :
Carica papaya L.; Sp. Pl. 1036 (1753)
Name: Lechosa, Papaya, Melon tree
Distribution: Cape Verde Isl. [c] (Santo Antao Isl. [c], Sao Vicente Isl. [c], Ilha de Sao Nicolau [c], Sal Isl. [c], Ilha de Sao Tiago [c]); Gambia [c]; Guinea [c]; Burkina Faso [c]; Benin [c]; Cameroon [c]; Bioko Isl. [Fernando Poo] [c]; Principe Isl. [c]; São Tomé [c]; Annobon Isl. [c]; Gabon [c]; Central African Republic [c]; Chad [c]; Somalia [c]; Angola [c]; Mozambique [c]; St. Helena [c]; Mauritius [c]; Mauritius [I] (Tromelin Isl. [I]); La Réunion [c]; Rodrigues [c]; Iles Glorieuses [I]; Seychelles [c]; Agalega Isl. [c]; Chagos Arch. [c] (Diego Garcia [c]); China (widespread [c]); Bonin Isl. [c] (Chichijima [c], Hahajima [c]); Taiwan [c]; Pakistan [c]; Nepal [c]; Bhutan [c]; India [c] (throughout); Lakshadweep Isl. [Laccadives] [c]; Maldives [c]; Sri Lanka [c]; Bangladesh [c]; Andaman Isl. [c]; Nicobar Isl. [c]; Myanmar [c]; Thailand [c]; Laos [c]; Cambodia [c]; Vietnam [c]; South China Sea Isl. [c]; Singapore [c]; Philippines [c]; Java [c]; North Keeling Isl. [c]; Christmas Isl. [Austr.] [c]; New Guinea [c]; Australia [c] (Northern Territory [c], Queensland [c]); Kermadec Isl. [c]; New Caledonia [c]; Santa Cruz Isl. [c]; Vanuatu [c]; Rotuma Isl. [c]; Tonga [c] (Late Isl. [c], ´Eua [c]); Niue [c]; Fiji [c]; American Samoa [c] (Tutuila [c], Ta´u [c]); [Western] Samoa [c] (´Upolu [c], Savai´i [c]); Tuvalu [c] (Nui Atoll [c]); Tokelau [c] (Swains Isl. [c]); Phoenix Isl. [c] (Kanton [c]); Gilbert Isl. [c] (Tarawa [c], Abemama [c], Nonouti [c], Onotoa [c]); Banaba [Ocean] Isl. [c]; Nauru [c]; N-Line Isl. [c] (Teraina [c], Tabueran [c], Kiritimati [c]); S-Line Isl. [c] (Caroline Atoll [c]); Cook Isl. [c] (widespread, incl. Rarotonga [c]); Marquesas Isl. [c]; Society Isl. [c] (Mopelia Atoll [c], Tahiti [c], Moorea [c], Raiatea [c], Maupiti [c], Tetiaroa Atoll [c], Tupai [c]); Tuamotu Arch. [c] (Makatea Isl. [c], Rangiroa Atoll [c], Takapoto Atoll [c], etc. [c]); Austral Isl. [c] (Tubuai [c]); Marcus Isl. [Minami-Torishima] [c]; Palau [c] (Babeldaob [c], Koror [c], Malakal [c], Ngeanges [c], Angaur [c], Sonsorol [c], Pulu Anna [c]); Northern Marianas [c] (Maug [c], Asuncion [c], Agrihan [c], Pagan [c], Alamagan [c], Guguan [c], Anatahan [c], Farallon de Medinilla [c], Tinian [c], Rota [c]); Guam [c]; Fed. States of Micronesia [c] (Merir [c], Yap [c], Ulithi [c], Fais [c], Eauripik [c], Woleai [c], Faraulep [c], Ifalik [c], Lamotrek [c], Puluwat [c], Namonuito [c], Nomwin [c], Truk [c], Moen [c], Piis [c], Nama [c], Etal [c], Lukunor [c], Satawan [c], Nukuoro [c], Kapingamarangi [c], Ant [c], Pohnpei [c], Mokil [c], Pingelap [c]); Marshall Isl. [c] (Bikini [c], Rongelap [c], Taka [c], Utirik [c], Ujelang [c], Ujae [c], Lae [c], Kwajalein [c], Ailuk [c], Jemo [c], Aur [c], Ailinglapalap [c], Majuro [c], Arno [c], Kili [c], Jaluit [c]); Wake Isl. [c]; Hawaii [c] (Kauai [c], Molokai [c], Maui [c], Hawaii Isl. [c]); USA [c] (Florida [c]); Mexico (Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan, Zacatecas); Guatemala; Belize; El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Nicaragua [c]; Costa Rica; Panama; Bahamas [c]; Turks & Caicos Isl. [c]; Cuba [c]; Jamaica [c]; Dominican Republic [c]; Haiti [c]; Puerto Rico [c]; Navassa Isl. [c]; Virgin Isl. [c]; St. Martin/St. Maarten [c]; St. Barthélémy [c]; Saba [c]; St. Eustatius [c]; Antigua [c]; Barbuda [c]; Montserrat [c]; Guadeloupe [c]; Dominica [c]; Martinique [c]; St. Lucia [c]; Grenadines [c]; St. Vincent [c]; Grenada [c]; Barbados [c]; Trinidad & Tobago [c]; Colombia (Amazonas, Antioquia, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Guaviare, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Tolima, Vaupés); Venezuela [c]; Guyana [c]; Surinam [c]; French Guiana [c]; Ecuador [c]; Galapagos [c]; Peru [c]; Bolivia [c]; Brazil [c]; Paraguay [c]; Argentina [c]
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Synonyms: hidden
= Carica citriformis J.Jacq. ex Spreng.; Syst. Veg. (ed. 16) [Spreng.] 3: 905 (1826)
= Carica cubensis Solms; Fl. Bras. (Mart.) 13(3): 177 (1889)
= Carica hermaphrodita Blanco; Fl. Filip. [F. M. Blanco] 205 (1837)
= Carica jamaicensis Urb.; Symb. Antill. 6: 20 (1909)
= Carica jimenezii (Bertoni) Bertoni; Agronomia 5: No. 7, 259 (1913)
= Carica mamaya Vell.; Fl. Flum. 10: t. 131 (1829)
= Carica papaya f. correae Solms; Mart., Fl. Bras. 13(3): 188 (1889)
= Carica papaya f. ernstii Solms; Mart., Fl. Bras. 13(3): 189 (1889)
= Carica papaya f. mamaya (Vell.) Stellfeld; Tribuna Farm. 15: 185 (1947)
= Carica papaya f. portoricensis (Urb.) Solms; Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 47: 774 (1889)
= Carica papaya var. bady Aké Assi; Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 31: 307 (1961)
= Carica papaya var. jimenezii Bertoni; Agronomia (Puerto Bertoni) 5, no. 7: 286 (1913)
= Carica peltata Hook. & Arn.; Bot. Beech. Voy. 425. t. 98 (1840)
= Carica pinnatifida Heilb.; Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30: 224 (1936)
= Carica portoricensis (Solms) Urb.; Symb. Antill. 4: 428 (1910)
= Carica posopora L.; Sp. Pl.: 1036 (1753)
= Carica pyriformis Willd.; Sp. Pl. ed. 4. 4: 815 (1806)
= Carica rochefortii Solms; Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 47: 764 (1889)
= Carica sativa Tussac; Fl. Antill. 3: 45 (1824)
= Papaya carica Gaertn.; Fruct. 2: t. 122 (1791)
= Papaya citriformis (J.Jacq. ex Spreng.) A.DC.; Prodr. [A. DC.] 15(1): 414 (1864)
= Papaya communis Noronha; Verh. Batav. Gen. 5: ed. I. Art. IV. 23 (1790)
= Papaya cubensis (Solms) Kuntze; Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 253 (1891)
= Papaya cucumerina Noronha; Verh. Batav. Gen. 5: ed. I. Art. IV. 23 (1790)
= Papaya edulis Bojer; Hortus Maurit.: 277 (1837)
= Papaya papaya (L.) H.Karst.; Deut. Fl. (H. Karst.) 894 (1882)
= Papaya peltata (Hook. & Arn.) Kuntze; Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 253 (1891)
= Papaya posopora (L.) DC.; Lam., Encycl. 5: 3 (1804)
= Papaya pyriformis (Willd.) Baill.; Traité Bot. Méd. Phan. 2: 835 (1884)
= Papaya rochefortii (Solms) Kuntze; Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 253 (1891)
= Papaya sativa Tussac; Fl. Antill. 3: 45 (1825)
= Papaya vulgaris DC.; Encycl. [J. Lam. & al.] 5: 2 (1804)
= Vasconcellea peltata (Hook. & Arn.) A.DC.; Prodr. [A. DC.] 15(1): 416 (1864)
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