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ⓘ Caricaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Brassicales, found in tropical regions of Central and South America and Africa. They are short-lived eve ..




Caricaceae
                                     

ⓘ Caricaceae

Caricaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Brassicales, found in 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 six genera and about 34-35 species:

  • Jarilla – three species, Americas
  • Vasconcellea – 20-21 species, Americas
  • Horovitzia – one species, Mexico
  • Cylicomorpha – two species, Africa
  • Jacaratia – eight species, Americas
  • Carica – one species Carica papaya Papaya, Americas
                                     
  • Capparaceae caper family, sometimes included in Brassicaceae Family Caricaceae papaya family Family Gyrostemonaceae Family Koeberliniaceae Family Limnanthaceae
  • Aradhya M.K. et al 1999. A phylogenetic analysis of the genus Carica L. Caricaceae based on restriction fragment length variation in a cpDNA intergenic