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

Malawi: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Caricaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Caricaceae
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Caricaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=250, retrieved 27 March 2023

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