Photo by Dick Culbert, Gibsons, B.C., Canada.
Photo by Wojciech Maksymilian Szymanski.
The flowers by Dick Culbert, Wikimedia.org.
A.L.P. Pyramus de Candolle,
||Southern Ecuador, Peru
||Grit - Mix
||Greenish - Purplish
Mito, Uliucana, Jerju, Odeque
candicans, Asa Gray, 1854.
This member of the Caricaceae family was given this name by Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de Candolle in
1864. It is found
in southern Ecuador and in Peru, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 30
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to eight metres in
flowers are from greenish to purplish.
The genera name in honour of the
Portuguese borne José Mariano de Conceição Vellozo, 1742–1811, a
Colonial Brazilian botanist. The species name means 'woolly-white'
Fruits by Dick Culbert, Gibsons, B.C., Canada.