Horovitzia

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Horovitzia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Caricaceae
Genus: Horovitzia
V.M.Badillo
Species:
H. cnidoscoloides
Binomial name
Horovitzia cnidoscoloides
(Lorence & R.Torres) V.M.Badillo
Synonyms

Carica cnidoscoloides Lorence & R.Torres

Horovitzia cnidoscoloides is a plant species in the family Caricaceae, endemic to the cloud forest of Sierra de Juarez in Oaxaca, Mexico at elevations of 800 to 1600 meters.[1] It is the only species in the genus Horovitzia. The type species was collected in Sonora Mexico in Chihuahua, Guasarema, Rio Mayo, 10 August 1936.

Description[edit]

Small evergreen dioecious tree 0.5–4 meters tall, with subcapitate stigma, and stinging hairs covering the entire plant. Male flowers have a 3-10 cm long peduncle. Fruits are 6-15 cm long, green when mature, pendulous, ellipsoid with strong ridges. The plant has a chromosome count of 2n = 16.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carvalho, Fernanda; Renner, Susanne (2013-11-19). "Correct names for some of the closest relatives of Carica papaya: A review of the Mexican/Guatemalan genera Jarilla and Horovitzia". PhytoKeys. Pensoft Publishers. 29: 63–74. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.29.6103. ISSN 1314-2003. PMC 3881347.
  2. ^ Rockinger, Alexander; Sousa, Aretuza; Carvalho, Fernanda A.; Renner, Susanne S. (2016-05-27). "Chromosome number reduction in the sister clade of Carica papaya with concomitant genome size doubling". American Journal of Botany. Wiley. 103 (6): 1082–1088. doi:10.3732/ajb.1600134. ISSN 0002-9122.

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