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Caricaceae Dumortier

番木瓜科

Caricaceae
Carica papaya

Credit: Xiangying Wen

Habit: tree, shrub

Important diagnostics: with milky juice

Taxon group: dicots

Leaf: blade: margin: entire, lobed, cleft, parted or divided

Leaf: stipules: absent

Flowers: inflorescence: raceme, corymb, panicle

Flowers: sexuality: bisexual, unisexual

Flowers: petal number/corolla lobes: 5

Stamen: number: 10+

Pistil: ovary: 1-loculed

Pistil: pistil: ovules parietal placentation

Ovary: position: superior

Fruit: types and characters: fleshy (berry, drupe, pome)

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Dictionary of The Families & Genera of Chinese Seed Plants: Link

Vascular Plant Type Catalog at NYBG: Link


 

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