Jacaratia

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Jacaratia
Jaracatiá maduro.JPG
Jacaratia spinosa.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Caricaceae
Genus: Jacaratia
A.DC. [1]
Type species
Jacaratia spinosa
(Aubl.) A.DC.[1]
Species

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Jacaratia is a genus of shrubs or trees in the Caricaceae family. They are native to South and Central America.[2]

Some species of the genus are edible to humans and served in restaurants as a delicacy.[3][2]

Species[edit]

The following species are recognized:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b  Jacaratia was first determined to be of a separate genus from Carica, based on a syntype specimen of Carica spinosa Aubl. and published in Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 15(1): 419. 1864 "Name – Jacaratia A.DC". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved June 18, 2011. LT: Carica spinosa Aubl.
  2. ^ a b "Jacaratia spinosa - Useful Tropical Plants". tropical.theferns.info. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  3. ^ "Edible Wood – A Modern Delicacy with a Rustic Flair". 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Name – Jacaratia A.DC. subordinate taxa". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved June 18, 2011.