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Chilean papaya
Vasconcellea chilensis
Vasconcellea chilensis
Chilean papaya Caricaceae
Vasconcellea chilensis Caricaceae
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English common name
  •Chilean papaya
Spanish common names
  •palo gordo
  •papayo silvestre
  •papayo chileno
accepted scientific name
  •Vasconcellea chilensis Planch.
rules for finding collection records
  •Carica chilensis (8)
  •Vasconcellea chilensis (80)
family name
  • Caricaceae
Image Author: ©2006 Jardín Botánico Nacional - Viña del Mar - Chile, 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 April thru 3rd week of January
Endemic shrub of Chile

How Likely at this Location (20%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
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