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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"
Comment: probable complex hybrid of V. pubescens, V. weberbaueri, and V. stipulata
Name verified on: 11-Apr-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Jan-2014
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Babaco   (Source: Dict Rehm [as Carica ×heilbornii nothovar. pentagona]) – German
  • babaco   (Source: World Econ Pl [as Carica ×heilbornii nothovar. pentagona]) – Spanish
  • chamburo   (Source: Monog Caricaceae [as Carica x heilbornii var. chrysopetala]) – Spanish   ["Vasconcellea ×heilbornii nothovar. chrysopetala"]
  • papayo calentano   (Source: Dict Rehm [as Carica ×heilbornii nothovar. pentagona]) – Spanish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador - Azuay, Bolivar, Chimborazo, Loja, Pichincha, Tungurahua


  • Badillo, V. M. 2000. Carica L. vs. Vasconcella St. Hil. (Caricaceae) con la rehabilitación de este último. Ernstia 10:77–79. [accepts].
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. [= Carica ×heilbornii V. M. Badillo].
  • Kyndt, T. et al. 2005. Species relationships in the genus Vasconcellea (Caricaceae) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Amer. J. Bot. 92:1033–1044.
  • Kyndt, T. et al. 2006. Cross-species microsatellite amplification in Vasconcellea and related genera and their use in germplasm classification. Genome 48:786–798.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. [= Carica ×heilbornii nothovar. pentagona].
  • 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. [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 Database 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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