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Carica pubescens

AuthorityLinne & Koch
SynonymsCarica candamarcensis Hook, Carica cundinamarcensis J. Linden, Vasconcellea pubescens A.DC.
Common nameschamburu, chiglacón, chilhuacán, gedang memedi, hembra, huanarpu, huanarpu hembra, mountain papaw, mountain papaya, papata de monte, papaya arequipeña, papaya de altura, papaya de monte, papayuela
Ecocrop code4218

BRIEF DESCRIPTION A treelet or shrub, much resembling papaya, but less branched and smaller in al parts reaching 1-2 m in height. The ripe fruit is obovoid, 6-15 x 3-8 cm with firm, orange-yellow, rather acid and fragrant flesh. USES The flesh of the ripe fruit can be eaten fresh but it is usually first stewed and sweetened. It can be preserved canned and it can be used for beverage. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. COMMON NAMES Mountain papaya, Chamburo, Mountain pawpaw, Chambur, Chamburu, Chambura, Papaya de olor, Papaya de montana, Papaya de monte, Papaya arequipena, Papaya de altura, Papaya de tierra fria, Col de monte, Papayuela, Papayo, Siglalon, Chilhaucan, Chiglacon, Chiehuacan, Bonete, Gedang memedi, Huanarpu hembra.
FURTHER INF Scientific synonyms: C. cundinamarcensis, C. candamarcensis, Vasconcellea pubescens. Mountain papaya is native of the Andean range, from Panama to Bolivia, where it can be found at altitudes between 1500-3000 m. It does tolerate prolonged drought.
SOURCES (C. pubescens Linne & K. Koch)
Popenoe W 1974 pp 240-241 [KTMP]
Duke J 1979 pp 104 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 228 [USE]
Vietmeyer N 1989 pp 253-261 [LIG, KTMP]
Duke J 1975 pp 10 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Westphal E 1989 pp 79 [USE, RAIN, TEMP, DEP, FER]
Verheij E 1991 pp 112-113 [USE]