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Carica chilensis
palo gordo Caricaceae
Carica chilensis Caricaceae
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Spanish common names
  •palo gordo
  •papayo silvestre
  •papayo chileno
accepted scientific name
  •Carica chilensis (Planch. ex A. DC.) Solms
rules for finding collection records
  •Carica chilensis (11)
  •Vasconcellea chilensis (20)
family name
Image Author: ©2006 Jardín Botánico Nacional @ Viña del Mar, Patricio Novoa Quezada
Image License: CC BY-NC
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Category: Shrubs
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed 3rd week of June thru 2nd week of January
Endemic shrub of Chile

How Likely at this Location (18%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
Links to Plant Descriptions
Fundación R.A. Philippi
Wikipedia Español
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