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( Carica papaya )

Featuring Papaya from XfrogPlants Tropical Library

The Papaya is a plant with a long stem that resembles a trunk. The stem in fact does not branch: it produces a thick spreading cluster of leaves at the top. The leaves are similar to those of the fig tree (hence the Latin name “Carica”). The green edible fruits turn orange when ripe. Unripe, they can be cooked as vegetables.

Origin: tropical regions of South America
Environment: tropical forests
Climate: warm

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