Sorting Carica names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :




Carica chrysopetala Heilborn

SPANISH : Toronchi, Toronche, Toronche de Castilla, Poronchi, Chamburo, Chamburo de Castilla.

Carica goudotiana (Triana & Planchon) Solms-Laub.

SPANISH : Papayuelo, Col de monte, Payuello.

Carica monoica Desf.

SPANISH : Col de monte, Col de montaña, Papaya de selva, Tomate de monte, Peladera, Peladua.


Carica papaya L.

SYNONYM(S) : Carica hermaphrodita Blanco, Carica Mamaja Vellero , Carica vulgaris DC., Papaya carica Gaertner, Papaya papaya Karsten, Papaya sativa Tussac, Papaya vulgaris A. DC.

ARABIC : Awaiting feedback.

BURMESE : Thimbaw.

CHINESE : Fan mu gua.

DANISH : Melontræ, Papaya.

DUTCH : Meloenboom.

ENGLISH : Pawpaw, Papaya.

FRENCH : Papaye, Papayer.

GERMAN : Melonenbaum, Papaya, Papayabaum.

HINDI : Papiitaa.

JAPANESE : Papaiya, Papaya, Popoo.

KHMER : Ihong, Doeum lahong.

LAOTIAN : Houng.

KOREAN : Pa pa ya.

MALAY : Betek, Betik, Gedang (Indonesia), Kates (Indonesian), Ketalah, Papaya (Indonesia).

POLISH : Melonowiec wlasciwy (papaja) / Papaja. <- clarify this.

PORTUGUESE : Mamao (Brazil).

RUSSIAN : Papaia.

SPANISH : Mamón, Melón zapote, Papaya, Papayero, Papayo.

TAGALOG : Kapaya, Lapaya, Papaya.

TAMIL : Pappali.

THAI : Loko, Malako, Malakor, Ma kuai thet, Sa kui se.

URDU : Papiitaa.



Carica pentagona Heilborn

ENGLISH : Babaco.

Carica pubescens Lenné & Koch

FRENCH : Papayer de montagne.

SPANISH : Chamburo, Chambur, Chambura, Chamburu, Papaya de altura (Spain), Papaya de montaña (Spain), Papaya de olor, Papaya de tierra fria, Papayo , Papayuella, Col de monte, Siglalón, Chihaulcan, Chilhuacan, Chiehuacan, Bonete (all Latin American exp. 2 names).

Carica stipulata V. Badillo

SPANISH : Siglalón, Chamburo, Siglalón silvestre, Paronchi, Toronche, Toronchi del campo (all Spanish from Ecuador).

Carica x heilbornii Badillo

ENGLISH : Hybrid babaco.


More details is needed on the parentage of this hybrid.

General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < > (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Latin with authority names)

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

National Research Council, 1989, Lost Crops of the Incas: Little Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worlwide Cultivation, National Academy Press, Washington D.C.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: January 2004). (A number of languages, some romanised, Latin with authority names)

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


Contributors to this page (Personal communication) : In progress.




The following names have not been matched with either a language (although obviously some languages are evident) or a country or both : Figuier des iles, Kapaya, Kepaya, Kuai laa, Lapaya, Lechosa, Loko, Maaksaang pho, Mak hung, Malakaw, Mamona, Ma teh, Papaw, Papayer, Papaya lechosa, Tapaya, Taeng on. Help would be appreciated in fitting these names in the correct "field".




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