Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Brassicales
Familia: Caricaceae
Genus: Vasconcellea
Species: V. candicans - V. cauliflora - V. cestriflora -V. chilensis - V. crassipetala - V. cundinamarcensis - V. glandulosa - V. goudotiana - V. horovitziana - V. longiflora - V. microcarpa - V. monoica - V. omnilingua - V. palandensis - V. parviflora - V. pubescens - V. pulchra - V. quercifolia - V. sphaerocarpa - V. sprucei - V. stipulata - V. weberbaueri


Vasconcellea A. St.-Hil.

Vernacular names


* GRIN Taxonomy for Plants [1]

Vasconcellea is a genus 20 or 21 species of flowering plants in the family Caricaceae. Most were formerly treated in the genus Carica, but have been split out on genetic evidence. The genus name has also been spelled "Vasconcella".

They are short-lived evergreen pachycaul shrubs or small trees growing to 5 m tall, native to tropical South America. Many have edible fruit similar to Papaya, and are widely cultivated in South America.


* Vasconcellea candicans (Mito)
* Vasconcellea cauliflora
* Vasconcellea chilensis
* Vasconcellea crassipetala
* Vasconcellea cundinamarcensis (Mountain papaya)
* Vasconcellea glandulosa
* Vasconcellea goudotiana
* Vasconcellea horovitziana
* Vasconcellea longiflora
* Vasconcellea microcarpa
* Vasconcellea monoica
* Vasconcellea omnilingua
* Vasconcellea palandensis
* Vasconcellea parviflora
* Vasconcellea pulchra
* Vasconcellea quercifolia
* Vasconcellea sphaerocarpa
* Vasconcellea sprucei
* Vasconcellea stipulata
* Vasconcellea weberbaueri


* Vasconcellea × heilbornii (Babaco)


* Germplasm Resources Information Network: Vasconcellea
* Ghent University: Vasconcellea
* Badillo, V. M. (2000). Carica L. vs. Vasconcella St. Hil. (Caricaceae) con la rehabilitacion de este ultimo. Ernstia 10: 74–79.
* Badillo, V. M. (2001). Nota correctiva Vasconcellea St. Hil. y no Vasconcella (Caricaceae). Ernstia 11: 75–76.
* Scheldeman, X. (2002). Distribution and potential of cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) and highland papayas (Vasconcellea spp.) in Ecuador
* Van Droogenbroeck, B. et al. (2002). AFLP analysis of genetic relationships among papaya and its wild relatives (Caricaceae) from Ecuador. Theoret. Appl. Genet. 105: 289–297.

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