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Photo: Bonnie Mitsui, courtesy of
The Field Museum - Tropical Plant Guides.

Author:  H.M.C.L.F. zu Solms-Laubach, 1889
Origin:  Peru, Ecuador
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  3 Meters
Flower:  Rose - Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:  Papayillo, Yucca de Campo, Papaya de Monte
Synonyms:  Vasconcellea parviflora A.DC 1864.
Carica leptantha Harms, 1922.
Carica paniculata
Spruce, 1869.
Papaya paniculata
Kuntze, 1891.
parviflora Kuntze, 1891

This dioecious member of the Caricaceae family was given this name by Hermann Maximilian Carl Ludwig Friedrich zu Solms-Laubach in 1889. It is found in Peru and Ecuador, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. It will raise for three meters with a swollen base, reaching 30 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are rose to red.

The genera name means from the leaves resembles with fig-leaves. The species name means 'with small flowers'.

An other species of this genera: Carica chilensis, Solms 1889, Chile,1,5 meter, and the flowers are: Green-purple.