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Taxon: Vasconcellea quercifolia A. St.-Hil.

Genus: Vasconcellea
Family: Caricaceae
Nomen number: 70821
Place of publication: Deux. mém. Réséd. 13. 1837
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 27-May-2018 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 16 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe, Distrito Federal]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Peru [Apurímac, Cusco]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Catamarca, Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán] Paraguay, [Central, Guairá, San Pedro, Canindeyú] Uruguay


  1. Angely, J. A. 1965. Flora analitica do Parana. Note: = Carica quercifolia (A. St.-Hil.) Hieron.
  2. Badillo, V. M. 1971. Monografia de la familia Caricaceae 88. Note: = Carica quercifolia (A. St.-Hil.) Hieron.
  3. Badillo, V. M. 2000. Carica L. vs. Vasconcella St. Hil. (Caricaceae) con la rehabilitación de este último. Ernstia 10:75.
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 Note: = Carica quercifolia (A. St.-Hil.) Hieron.
  5. Carvalho, F. A. & S. S. Renner. 2012. A dated phylogeny of the papaya family (Caricaceae) reveals the crop's closest relatives and the family's biogeographic history. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 65:43-56.
  6. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  7. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. Note: = Carica quercifolia (A. St.-Hil.) Hieron.
  8. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  9. Mishra, M. et al. 2007. Chapter 19. Papaya. Genome mapping and molecular breeding in plants (7 vols.) Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 4:343-351.
  10. Rockinger, A. et al. 2016. Chromosome number reduction in the sister clade of Carica papaya with concomitant genome size doubling. Amer. J. Bot. 103:1-7. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1600134 Note: 2n=18
  11. 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.
  12. Van Droogenbroeck, B. et al. 2005. Maternal inheritance of cytoplasmic organelles in intergeneric hybrids of Carica papaya L. and Vasconcellea spp. (Caricaceae Dumort., Brassicales). Euphytica 143:161-168. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding

Check other web resources for Vasconcellea quercifolia A. St.-Hil. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=70821. Accessed 19 August 2019.