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Organism
Record information and status
Record ID
12085
Status
Published
Date of creation
2006-04-04 16:21 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2014-08-08 17:51 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2014-08-08 17:51 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Organism information
Scientific name
Carica papaya
Taxonomic Classification
KingdomPlantae
PhylumMagnoliophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderViolales
FamilyCaricaceae
GenusCarica
SpeciesCarica papaya
Common name(s)
Papaya
Pawpaw
Papaw
CARPA
Additional Classification
Type of organism
Organism domestication
  • Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
Centre(s) of origin
Carica papaya is native in the north-tropical Western Hemisphere. Some have suggested a centre of origin in Central America or the south of Mexico. Manshardt and Zee (1994) found wild papayas in the Caribbean coastal lowlands of southern Mexico and northern Honduras.
Common use(s)
  • Food
Additional Information
Additional Information
Papaya, Carica papaya L., is an almost herbaceous (succulently soft-wooded), typically unbranched small tree in the family Caricaceae. Europeans first encountered papaya in the Western Hemisphere tropics by at least the early 1500s, and various interests were soon disseminating it widely. Papaya is now cultivated worldwide in tropical and subtropical climates mainly for its melon-like fruit.
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Records referencing this document (6)
IDDescription
6record(s) found
Gene and DNA Sequence1 record
Modified Organism5 records