Carica papaya

Family:CARICACEAE
Species:Carica papaya L.
Common Name:PAPAYA
Plant Notes:This species is considered native to the state, but is certainly introduced in many areas. Seeds of papaya dated to around the year 300 AD were found in Lee Co. (Ward 2011). Papapya is widely cultivated in Florida and certainly has escaped and naturalized from some of these cultivated strains. Small-fruited specimens of coastal and southern Florida (e.g. Franck 2615, Judd 5970 [FLAS]) may be represent native forms (Ward 2011). Observations on fruit size in wild papaya populations would be ideal to further understand its presence in Florida.
Status:Native, UPL (NWPL)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order BRASSICALES
FamilyCARICACEAE
Genus Carica
Species Carica papaya L. - PAPAYA

Citation

Citation CARICA PAPAYA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1036. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: 1190.1). Lectotypified by N. Moreno, in Gomez-Pompa, Fl. Veracruz 10: 7. 1980.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Source

CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Brevard FLAS  
Broward USF  
Charlotte USF  
Collier USF  
Glades FTG  
Hendry USF  
Hillsborough USF  
Indian River USF  
Lee USF  
Manatee NY-Lit Lit-NY: V. M. Badillo, Monogr. Fam. Caricac. 68. 1971.
Martin FTG  
Miami-Dade USF  
Monroe Keys USF  
Monroe Mainland USF  
Orange USF  
Palm Beach USF  
Pasco USF  
Pinellas USF  
Polk USF  
Sarasota USF  
St. Johns FLAS  
St. Lucie FLAS  
Volusia USF  

Synonyms

– Denotes synonyms that are applicable to the state. Show these synonyms only

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Papaya carica Papaya carica Gaertner, Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 191. 1791.BASIONYM: Carica papaya Linnaeus 1753. 
Papaya papaya Papaya papaya (Linnaeus) H. Karsten, Deut. Fl. 894. 1882, nom. inadmiss.BASIONYM: Carica papaya Linnaeus 1753. 
Papaya sativa Papaya sativa Tussac, Fl. Antill. 3: 45. 1824-1826, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Papaya carica Gaertner 1791; Carica papaya Linnaeus 1753. 
Papaya vulgaris Papaya vulgaris Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl. 5: 2. 1804, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Papaya carica Gaertner 1791; Carica papaya Linnaeus 1753. 
Carica hermaphrodita Carica hermaphrodita Blanco, Fl. Filip. 805. 1837.  

Specimens

Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Lee Co. 13 Jan 1979 B. F. Hansen 5025
USA Florida Lee Co. 28 Oct 1978 R. P. Wunderlin 6273
USA Florida Lee Co. 24 Nov 1992 B. F. Hansen 12047
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 23 Dec 1999 S.W. Braem DP0168
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 21 Jul 1999 S.W. Braem DP0106
USA Florida Hendry Co. 02 Jul 1981 G. Robinson 387
USA Florida Lee Co. 17 Jan 1978 W. C. Brumbach 9325
USA Florida Indian River Co. 26 Nov 1978 R. P. Wunderlin 6525
USA Florida Monroe Co. 07 May 1965 O. K. Lakela 28558 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Monroe Co. 07 May 1965 O. K. Lakela 28558 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Volusia Co. 13 Jan 2006 J. M. Kunzer 1296 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Volusia Co. 13 Jan 2006 J. M. Kunzer 1296 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 28 Jun 2008 A. R. Franck 697
USA Florida Collier Co. 26 Apr 1966 O. K. Lakela 29751
USA Florida Lee Co. 27 Dec 1976 C. Keller 768
USA Florida Polk Co. 17 - 31 Dec 1923 O. E. Jennings s.n.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 02 Dec 1973 P. Genelle 1692
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 19 Dec 1966 O. K. Lakela 30420
USA Florida Lee Co. 25 Feb 1954 G. R. Cooley 2530
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 02 Dec 1973 P. Genelle 1692 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 19 Oct 1974 D. P. Cole 30
USA Florida Lee Co. 11 Aug 1973 S. Todd 23
USA Florida Martin and Palm Beach Co's 27-29 Jul 1956 G. R. Cooley 4824
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 25 Sep 1986 B. F. Hansen 11309
USA Florida Broward Co. 19 Apr 1966 O. K. Lakela 29598 Both Lakela and Long assigned collection numbers to this specimen.
USA Florida Pasco Co. 05 Feb 2004 C. vanHoek WB0479
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 11 Nov 2010 A. R. Franck 2494
USA Florida Lee Co. 21 Apr 2011 A. R. Franck 2616
USA Florida Orange Co. 13 Oct 2012 S. Myers 748
USA Florida Lee Co. 30 Aug 1999 S.W. Braem GI0165
USA Florida Monroe Co. 17 Jan 1978 A. M. Wooten 597 Sheet 2 of 2. From Eckerd College Herbarium.
USA Florida Monroe Co. 17 Jan 1978 A. M. Wooten 597 Sheet 1 of 2. From Eckerd College Herbarium.
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 18 Sep 1990 D. M. Hart 9-90-21 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 03 Oct 1990 D. M. Hart s.n. CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 18 Feb 1971 D. Burch 6433 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Hernando Co. 18 Jun 1971 D. Burch 4112 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. Jul 1970 D. Burch 4033 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. Jul 1970 D. Burch 4018 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. Jul 1970 D. Burch 4020 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Manatee Co. 17 Jul 1970 D. Burch 4021 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Sarasota Co. Jul 1970 D. Burch 4019 CULTIVATED.
Bermuda Jan 1981 W. G. Farlow s.n.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. Mar 1964 (UM) Ford 31
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