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Carica Linn., Sp.Pl. 1036. 1753. Gen.Pl.ed.5.458.1754; Bailey, Stand.Cycl.Hort. 1:665. 1914; Benthal, Trees of Calc. 267. 1933; Bailey, Man. Cult. Pl.692. ed.9. 1966.

Trees up to 10 m. tall, unbranched. Leaves soft, long stalked in clusters at the top of the trunk, 30-60 cm long, deeply divided into 7-11 lobes. Petiole longer than the lamina. Flowers unisexual. Male flowers on long axillary drooping peduncles, petals united forming a slender tube. Stamens 10 in two whorls. Female flowers with short peduncles, petals distinct, fleshy, yellowish or cream coloured; pistil with 5 lobed sessile stigma.

A genus with 45 species distributed mostly in tropical America.

Lower Taxon


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