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Author:  Georg Hans Emmo Wolfgang Hieronymus, 1882
Family:  CARICACEAE
Origin:  Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay 
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  5 meters
Flower:  Yellow-Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Fig tree of the Mount, Mamón of the Mount, Higuera del Monte, Mamón del Monte
Synonyms:  Vasconcellea quercifolia A.St.-Hil. Papaya quercifolia, Kuntze, 1891. Carica hastaefolia hort. ex Solms, Carica hastata Brign., Carica lanceolata (A. DC.) Benth. & Hook. ex Hieron. Carica lanceolata (A. DC.) Solms. Papaya lanceolata (A. DC.) Kuntze. Vasconcellea lanceolata A. DC.    - and some others....
This dioecious member of the Caricaceae family was described by Georg Hans Emmo Wolfgang Hieronymus in1882. It is found in Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. The stem will grow to 60 centimetres in diameter and reach for up to five or more meters. It preferring a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The flowers are greenish-yellow.

The genera name means from the leaves resembles with fig-leaves. The species name means 'with leaves like the oaks'.

An other species of this genera: C. chilensis, Solms 1889, Chile,1,5 meter, Flower: Green-purple.