Jacaratia

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

See text.

Jacaratia is a genus of five species of plants formerly included with the papaya in Carica. They are native to South and Central America.

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

Species of Jacaratia[edit]

List source : [3]

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. ^ http://www.molecularrecipes.com/molecular-gastronomy/edible-wood-modern-delicacy-rustic-flair/
  3. ^ "Name - Jacaratia A.DC. subordinate taxa". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved June 18, 2011.