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Carica papaya
(Caricaceae)

 
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Carica papaya is the 25-30' tall tree that bears the papaya fruit; it has large leaves and a pithy, hollow trunk. 

Species description or overview

Carica papaya information from PIER
Information on Carica papaya as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Carica papaya information from NTBG
Information about Carica papaya is available from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Carica papaya
Nomenclatural information about Carica papaya is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Carica papaya information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Carica papaya--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Carica papaya information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Carica papaya, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Carica papaya
Nomenclatural information about Carica papaya is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Carica papaya (Caricaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Carica papaya as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Carica papaya weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Carica papaya for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Images

Images of Carica papaya (Caricaceae) (papaya, mikana, hei, milikana, papaia, pawpaw)
Links to high-resolution free images of Carica papaya (Caricaceae) (papaya, mikana, hei, milikana, papaia, pawpaw) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Carica papaya information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Carica papaya in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Carica papaya images from PIER
Images of Carica papaya provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Carica papaya information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Carica papaya in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Carica papaya information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Carica papaya--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Books

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.

A field guide to tropical and subtropical plants
Perry, Frances and Roy Hay. 1982. A field guide to tropical and subtropical plants. Ward Lock Limited, Great Britain. 136 pp. illus. ISBN: 0-442-26859-9.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.

Botanical survey of Midway Atoll
Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. Botanical survey of Midway Atoll. In: 1995-1999 Baseline Surveys for Alien Species in Marine and Terrestrial Habitats on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey
Starr, F. and K. Starr. 2006. Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values
Gon III, Samuel M. Ohukaniohia. 2008. Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values, by Joseph F. Rock Consulting Botanist, Board of Agriculture and Forestry Honolulu, Hawaii, 1920; transcribed and annotated by Samuel M. Ohukaniohia Gon III. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 6:405-442.


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