Caricaceae – Papaya Family

Plants in the tropical Papaya Family (Caricaceae) are trees, shrubs, and herbs with soft wood, milky sap, erect, usually unbranched stems, a terminal cluster of alternate, usually palmate or palmatifid leaves with long petioles, 5-lobed flowers in the leaf axils, and fruit in the form of large, fleshy berries.

Listed below are some of the Hawaiian plants in this family.