|Author: ||Carl Ernst
Otto Kuntze, 1898
Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
||Green / White
||Jacaratia hassleriana Chodat, 1903.
heptaphylla fa. inermis Kuntze, 1898.
This member of the Caricaceae family was described by
Carl Ernst Otto
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 70 centimetres in diameter, the stem reaches for two meters in
height. The flowers are greenish white, and it can be reproduced both by
cuttings and seeds.
It is dioecious, the
seeds are five centimetres, pinkish and green striped, until they ripen in
yellow. The fruit is edible cooked, the root raw.
The genera name is most likely
from the vermicular Brazilian name for one of the species. The
species name for the occurrence at Corumba in Mato Grosso do Sul in