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Carica papaya L.
PAPAYA
Carica sativa

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma caricae-papayae @ BPI (1)

Phoma caricis @ BPI (1)

Phoma @ BPI (3)
Aleyrodidae  Aleurodicus dispersus @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Trialeurodes similis @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Trialeurodes vaporariorum @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Trialeurodes variabilis @ CSCA_TCN (9)
Asterinidae  Asterina caricarum @ BPI (7)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Diplodia cacaoicola @ BPI (6)

Diplodia caricae @ BPI (9)

Phyllosticta caricae-papayae @ 351295C (1); 351295D (1); 351295A (1); 351295B (1)

Phyllosticta papayicola @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta @ BPI (1)

Phyllostictina @ BPI (1)
Capnodiaceae  Trichomerium didymopanacis @ 699607A (1); 699607B (1)
Choanephoraceae  Choanephora americana @ BPI (1)
Cicadellidae  Empoasca papayae @ III (1)

Empoasca stevensi @ III (5)

Empoasca vergena @ III (1)
Coccidae  Coccus hesperidum @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Corynesporascaceae  Corynespora cassiicola @ BPI (1)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium herbarum @ 426949A (1); BPI (2); 426949B (1)

Cladosporium papaya @ BPI (1)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium papayae @ BPI (7)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis papayae @ BPI (5)
Elsinoaceae  Sphaceloma papayae @ BPI (3)
Erysiphaceae  Oidium caricae @ 409343B (1); BPI (9); 409343A (1); 409341B (1); 409341A (1)

Oidium erysiphoides @ BPI (4)

Oidium indicum @ BPI (1)

Ovulariopsis papayae @ BPI (3)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum falcatum @ BPI (2)

Colletotrichum gloeosporioides @ 397598B (1); 397944B (1); 397598A (1); BPI (13); 397944A (1)

Colletotrichum papayae @ BPI (15)

Colletotrichum @ BPI (1)

Glomerella cingulata @ BPI (6)
Micropeltidaceae  Chaetothyrina tenuissima @ BPI (1)
Microthyriaceae  Asterinella papayae @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora caricae @ BPI (3)

Cercospora mamaonis @ BPI (1)

Cercospora papayae @ BPI (6)

Cercospora @ BPI (2)

Didymella caricae @ 610880A (1); 610880B (1); 610878B (1); BPI (1); 610878A (1)

Mycosphaerella caricae @ BPI (7)

Septoria @ BPI (5)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium diversisporum @ BPI (2)

Fusarium heveae @ BPI (2)

Fusarium sambucinum @ BPI (1)

Fusarium striatum @ BPI (2)

Fusarium @ BPI (2)
Parodiopsidaceae  Dimerium guarapiense @ BPI (1)
Piesmatidae  Mcateella elongata @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Plectosphaerellaceae  Verticillium @ BPI (1)
Pleomassariaceae  Helminthosporium @ 428406A (1); 428406B (1)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria caricae @ BPI (1)

Alternaria tenuis @ BPI (1)

Epicoccum caricae @ BPI (1)

Pleospora @ BPI (2)
Polyporaceae  Poria vincta @ BPI (1)
Psathyrellaceae  Ozonium omnivorum @ BPI (2)
Pythiaceae  Phytophthora faberi @ BPI (3)
Reduviidae  Physoderes curculionis @ UCR_ENT (2)
Sclerotiniaceae  Amerosporium caricae @ BPI (1)
Turritellidae  Vermicularia @ BPI (1)
Venturiaceae  Fusicladium caricae @ BPI (1)
_  Ascochyta caricae @ BPI (1)

Asperisporium caricae @ BPI (16); 424784A (1); 424784B (1)

Asterostomella caricae @ BPI (1)

Pucciniopsis caricae @ 454394A (1); 454352A (1); 454352C (1); 454352B (1); 454394B (1); BPI (76); 454344A (1); 454344B (1)

Rhinotrichum gossypinum @ 411476A (1); 411475B (1); 411474A (1); 411476B (1); 411475A (1); 411474B (1)

Sphaerostilbe repens @ BPI (1)

Zygosporium oscheoides @ BPI (1)

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Carica papaya L.
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Symbol: CAPA23
Group: Dicot
Family: Caricaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
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Native Status : HI   I
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
PACA27 Papaya carica Gaertn.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Violales
Family Caricaceae – Papaya family
Genus Carica L. – papaya
Species Carica papaya L. – papaya

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Caribbean UPL
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Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL

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1. Carica papaya Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1036. 1753.

Papaya, papaw, pawpaw, lechosa

Plants ca. 6 m. Stems to ca. 20 cm diam., bark green to gray or brown, leaf scars prominent, smooth. Leaves drooping proximally, erect or spreading distally; petiole 35-70 cm, hollow; blade round in general contour, 20-60 cm diam., shallowly to deeply palmately 5-9-lobed, lobes lanceolate to ovate, margins entire or pinnately divided into lanceolate to ovate lobes. Inflorescences 15-60 cm; bracts ± rhombic. Staminate flowers sessile; calyx green, short-tubular, ca. 1.5 mm, teeth triangular to linear; corolla white, 2-3.5 cm, lobes narrowly oblong, ca. 1.3 cm; stamens yellow. Pistillate flowers subsessile; calyx yellow, short-tubular, 5-10 mm, teeth triangular to linear; petals lanceolate-oblong, white to pale yellow, 3-5 cm; ovary ellipsoidal to rounded, 2-3 cm . Berries hanging from trunk near summit, green to orange, ellipsoidal to oblong, rounded distally, 8-45 cm. Seeds blackish. 2 n = 18.

Flowering and fruiting year round. Disturbed areas, waste places, hummocks, roadsides; 0-100 m; introduced, Fla.; Central America; nw South America; introduced also pantropically.

Carica papaya is widely cultivated in tropical regions worldwide for its large melonlike fruit, one of the most popular tropical fruits, and occasionally as an ornamental. Papaya fruit is a good source of calcium, and vitamins A and C. Except for the ripe fruit, all parts of the plant possess a milky sap that contains the proteolytic enzymes papain and chymopapain, widely used to tenderize meat. Immature fruit, leaves, and flowers are also used as a cooked vegetable. Papaya also has industrial and pharmaceutical applications, including use in chewing gums, brewing, drugs for digestive ailments, treatment of gangrenous wounds, use in the textile industry, and use in production of soaps and shampoos.

The species is cultivated in extreme southern Texas, where occasional seedlings arise from seeds discarded in waste places or dumps but are never persistent.

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Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0091 3182 0753 0054 [detail]
Glenn and Martha Vargas
© 2002 California Academy of Sciences

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0091 3182 0753 0055 [detail]
Glenn and Martha Vargas
© 2002 California Academy of Sciences

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya, Pawpaw
ID: 1338 3161 0663 0063 [detail]
Glenn and Martha Vargas
© 2004 California Academy of Sciences

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya, Pawpaw
ID: 1338 3161 0663 0064 [detail]
Glenn and Martha Vargas
© 2004 California Academy of Sciences

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya, Pawpaw
ID: 1338 3161 0663 0065 [detail]
Glenn and Martha Vargas
© 2004 California Academy of Sciences

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya, Pawpaw
ID: 1338 3161 0874 0125 [detail]
Carl Austin Rietz
© 2004 California Academy of Sciences

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0104 [detail]
© 2005 John White

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya, Pawpaw
ID: 1351 3151 4303 0099 [detail]
George G. Hawxhurst
© 2005 California Academy of Sciences

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya Tree
ID: 1351 3163 4290 0110 [detail]
Marguerite Gregory
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
ID: 4444 4444 0609 0013 [detail]
© 2009 Moorea Biocode

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
ID: 4444 4444 0510 1176 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0710 1457 [detail]
© 2010 Jean Pawek

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0211 2087 [detail]
© 2011 Dr. Mark S. Brunell

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0116 0669 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0316 2830 [detail]
© 2016 Zoya Akulova

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0318 0703 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0318 0704 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0318 0705 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0318 0707 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0318 0709 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0318 0712 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

Carica papaya
Carica papaya
Papaya
ID: 0000 0000 0318 0715 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

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