Carica boissieri (A.DC.) Hemsl.
Carica cauliflora Jacq.
Carica pennata Heilborn
Carica quinqueloba Sessé & Moc.
Papaya cauliflora (Jacq.) Poir.
Vasconcellea boissieri A.DC.
Fruits ripening along the trunk
Photograph by: John Ocampo
Vasconcellea cauliflora is a usually unbranched small, evergreen tree with a main stem up to 3.5 metres tall.
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption. The plant is sometimes cultivated for its fruit.
Northern S. America - Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala; Caribbean - Trinidad and Tobago.
Open areas and forest edges.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit. The fruits are not eaten raw. However, the pulp of papaya d montana fruits is used by local people for making candy, jams, cakes, and salted preparations. Sherbets are also made from the pulp.
Seed - sow in individual containers or in a nursery seedbed in light shade. Germination can be slow and difficult, taking about 30 days[
]. Seedlings can be planted out when 4 - 6 months old[
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