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Family: CARICACEAR 

 Jacaratia corumbensis
 
  
Author:  Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze 1898
Family:  Caricaceae
Habitat:  Mid South America
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  Green/White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Jacaratia hassleriana Chodat 1903. Jacaratia heptaphylla fa. inermis Kuntze 1898
Got it from:  Erkelens-Golkrath, Germany
Year:  2004

Photo by Meena Singh.

Male flower.

  

This member of the Caricaceae family was described by Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze in 1898. It is found in Bolivia, Paraguay, Northern Argentina and Brazil. It does fine in well-drained soil or grit with some water and some sun. The root will get 30 centimetres in diameter, the stem reaches for 2 meters. The flowers are greenish white, and it can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds.

It is dioecious,  the seeds are 5 centimetres, pinkish and green striped, until they ripen in yellow. The fruit is edible cooked, the root  raw.

From Botanical Garden in Copenhagen.