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Taxon: Vasconcellea ×heilbornii (V. M. Badillo) V. M. Badillo

Genus: Vasconcellea
Family: Caricaceae
Nomen number: 418402
Place of publication: Ernstia 10:76. 2000 "Vasconcella"
Link to protologue:
Comment: [probable complex hybrid of V. pubescens, V. weberbaueri, and V. stipulata]
Name Verified on: 11-Apr-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (as Carica ×heilbornii var. pentagona)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, [Cundinamarca, Huila, Santander, Valle del Cauca] Ecuador [Azuay, Bolívar, Chimborazo, Loja, Pichincha, Tungurahua]


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador


  1. Badillo, V. M. 2000. Carica L. vs. Vasconcella St. Hil. (Caricaceae) con la rehabilitación de este último. Ernstia 10:77-79.
  2. Bernal, R., S. R. Gradstein & M. Celis. 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
  3. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  4. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75 Note: = Carica ×heilbornii V. M. Badillo
  5. Kyndt, T. et al. 2005. Species relationships in the genus Vasconcellea (Caricaceae) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Amer. J. Bot. 92:1033-1044.
  6. Kyndt, T. et al. 2006. Cross-species microsatellite amplification in Vasconcellea and related genera and their use in germplasm classification. Genome 48:786-798.
  7. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants Note: = Carica ×heilbornii nothovar. pentagona
  8. Van Droogenbroeck, B. et al. 2004. Phylogenetic analysis of the highland papayas (Vasconcellea) and allied genera (Caricaceae) using PCR-RFLP. Theor. Appl. Genet. 108:1473-1486. Note: this study revealed that Vasconcellea weberbaueri might also be involved in the origin of this hybrid as a maternal parent

Check other web resources for Vasconcellea ×heilbornii (V. M. Badillo) V. M. Badillo :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?418402. Accessed 1 April 2020.