Carica papaya L., Sp. Pl. 1036 1753. (Syn: Carica citriformis J. Jacq. ex Spreng. (ambiguous synonym); Carica cubensis Solms; Carica hermaphrodita Blanco; Carica jamaicensis Urb.; Carica jimenezii (Bertoni) Bertoni; Carica mamaya Vell.; Carica papaya var. bady Ake Assi; Carica papaya var. jimenezii Bertoni; Carica papaya f. portoricensis Solms; Carica peltata Hook. & Arn.; Carica pinnatifida Heilb.; Carica portoricensis (Solms-Laub.) Urban; Carica rochefortii Solms; Carica sativa Tussac; Papaya bourgeaei (Solms) Kuntze; Papaya carica Gaertn.; Papaya citriformis (Jacq.) A. DC.; Papaya communis Noronha; Papaya cubensis (Solms) Kuntze; Papaya cucumerina Noronha; Papaya edulis Bojer; Papaya hermaphrodita Blanco; Papaya papaya (L.) H. Karst.; Papaya peltata (Hook. & Arn.) Kuntze; Papaya rochefortii (Solms) Kuntze; Papaya sativa Tuss.; Papaya vulgaris DC.; Vasconcellea peltata (Hook. & Arn.) A. DC.);                   

Mexico (Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua,
Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit,
Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora,
Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan, Zacatecas), Belize, Guatemala, Honduras,
El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia (Amazonas, Antioquia, Choc,
Cundinamarca, Guaviare, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Nario, Tolima, Vaups), Galapagos
Isl. (c), Peru (c), Jamaica (c), Bahamas (c), Turks & Caicos Isl. (c),
Puerto Rico (c), Nicaragua (c), Haiti (c), Dominican Republic (c), Cuba (c),
Ecuador (c), Guyana (c), Surinam (c), French Guiana (c), Bolivia (c), Venezuela
(c), Brazil (c), Argentina (c), Paraguay (c), Lesser Antilles (c) (St. Martin
(c), St. Barts (c), Barbuda (c), Antigua (c), Saba (c), St. Eustatius (c),
Montserrat (c), Guadeloupe (c), Dominica (c), Martinique (c), St. Lucia (c), St.
Vincent (c), Grenadines (c), Grenada (c), Barbados (c)), Virgin Isl. (c),
Trinidad & Tobago (c), New Caledonia (c), Fiji (c), American Samoa (c)
(Manua Isl. (c), Tutuila (c)), Banaba (c) (Ocean) Isl. (c), Seychelles (c),
Chagos Arch. (c) (Diego Garcia (c)), Cook Isl. (c) (Rarotonga (c)), French
Polynesia (c), Gilbert Isl. (c) (Tarawa (c), Abemama (c), Nonouti (c), Onotoa
(c)), Marcus Isl. (c), Marquesas Isl. (c), Marshall Isl. (c) (Bikini (c),
Rongelap (c), Taka (c), Utirik (c), Ujelang (c), Ujae (c), Lae (c), Kwajalein
(c), Ailuk (c), Jemo (c), Aur (c), Ailinglapalap (c), Majuro (c), Arno (c), Kili
(c), Jaluit (c)), Micronesia (c) (Merir (c), Yap (c), Ulithi (c), Fais (c),
Eauripik (c), Woleai (c), Faraulap (c), Ifaluk (c), Lamotrek (c), Puluwat (c),
Namonuito (c), Nomwin (c), Truk (c), Moen (c), Pis (c), Nama (c), Etal (c),
Lukunor (c), Satawan (c), Nukuoro (c), Kapingamarangi (c), Ant (c), Pohnpei (c),
Mokil (c), Pingelap (c)), Nauru (c), Niue (c), N-Line Isl. (c) (Washington Isl.
(c), Fanning Isl. (c), Christmas Isl. – Kiritimati (c)), Northern Marianas (c)
(Maug (c), Asuncion (c), Agrihan (c), Pagan (c), Alamagan (c), Guguan (c),
Anatahan (c)), Palau Isl. (c) (Babeldaob (c), Koror (c), Malakal (c), Ngeanges
(c), Angaur (c), Sonsorol (c), Pulu Anna (c)), Phoenix Isl. (c) (Canton (c)),
S-Line Isl. (c) (Caroline Atoll (c)), Society Isl. (c) (Mopelia Atoll (c),
Tahiti (c), Moorea (c), Raiatea (c), Maupiti (c), Tetiaroa Atoll (c), Tupai
(c)), Southern Marianas (c) (Farallon de Medinilla (c), Tinian (c), Rota (c),
Guam (c)), Tokelau (c) (Swains Isl. (c)), Tonga (c) (Late Isl. (c), ‘Eua (c)),
Tuamotu Arch. (c) (Makatea Isl. (c), Rangiroa Atoll (c), Takapoto Atoll (c),
etc. (c)), Tuvalu (c) (Nui Atoll (c)), Wake Isl. (c), Austral Isl. (c) (Tubuai
(c)), Kermadec Isl. (c), Bonin Isl. (c) (Chichijima (c), Hahajima (c)), Rotuma
Isl. (c), Mauritius (c), La Runion (c), Rodrigues (c), Cape Verde Isl. (c)
(Santo Antao Isl. (c), Sao Vicente Isl. (c), Ilha de Sao Nicolau (c), Sal Isl.
(c), Ilha de Sao Tiago (c)), Hawaii (c) (Kauai (c), Molokai (c), Maui (c),
Hawaii Isl. (c)), USA (c) (Florida (c)), Virgin Isl. (c), Christmas Isl. (Austr.
(c)), North Keeling Isl. (c), Australia (c) (Northern Territory (c), Queensland
(c)), Taiwan (c), China (widespread (c)), trop. Africa (c), Principe Isl. (c),
Sao Tome (c), Cameroon (c), Annobon Isl. (c), Gabon (c), Chad (c), Bioko Isl.
(Fernando Poo) (c), Central African Republic (c), Guinea (c), Mozambique (c),
Somalia (c), Benin (c), Burkina Faso (c), Angola (c), Java (c), Sri Lanka (c),
India (c), Pakistan (c), Nepal (c), Andaman Isl. (c), Nicobar Isl. (c), Bhutan
(c), Darjeeling (c), Myanmar [Burma] (c),
Philippines (c), Vietnam (c), Thailand
(c), Singapore (c), Lakshadweep Isl. (Laccadives) (c), Maldives (c), Bangladesh
(c)
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
KAIR-ih-kuh — from the Greek karike, a kind of fig – referring to papaya’s fig-like leaves
puh-PIE-yuh or pap-EYE-yuh — possibly derived from the Caribbean word for this plant

commonly known as: melon tree, pawpaw, papaya, tree melon • Assamese: অমৱতা amawata, অমিতা amita • Bengali: পেঁপে pempe • Gujarati: પપૈયો papayo, પપૈયું papayun • Hindi: अरणड खरबुजा arand-kharbuza, पपैया papaiya, पपीता papita • Kannada: ಪಪಾಯ papaya, ಪರಮ್ಗಿ paramgi • Konkani: पॉप्पाइ poppayi • Malayalam: കപ്പങ്ങ kappanga, കൊപ്പക്കായ koppakkaaya • Manipuri: awathabi • Marathi: पपयी pappayi, पोपय popay, पोपया popaya, poppayi, फोपयी phopayi • Mizo: thingfanghma • Nepalese: पपिता papita • Oriya: amritobonda • Sanskrit: एरण्ड कर्कटी erand karkati • Tamil: கனியாமணக்கு kaniyamanakku, பப்பாளி pappali • Telugu: బొప్పాయి boppayi • Urdu: ارنڐ کهربجا arand kharbuza, پپيا papaiya
Native to: southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America
Edible use:
… unripe fruit (as VEGETABLE) eaten raw (as in salads), cooked usually in curries and stews
… ripe fruit (as FRUIT) eaten fresh
… black seeds are edible … sometimes ground and used as a substitute for black pepper
… young leaves of papaya are steamed and eaten like spinach … in some parts of Asia
  
 

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fruits & vegetables :: NATURALIZED, CULTIVATED :: Caricaceae » Carica papaya:  
Caricaceae (carica family) » Carica papaya
KAIR-ih-kuh — from the Greek karike, a kind of fig – referring to papaya’s fig-like leaves
puh-PIE-yuh or pap-EYE-yuh — possibly derived from the Caribbean word for this plant

commonly known as: melon tree, pawpaw, papaya, tree melon • Assamese: অমৱতা amawata, অমিতা amita • Bengali: পেঁপে pempe • Gujarati: પપૈયો papayo, પપૈયું papayun • Hindi: अरणड खरबुजा arand-kharbuza, पपैया papaiya, पपीता papita • Kannada: ಪಪಾಯ papaya, ಪರಮ್ಗಿ paramgi • Konkani: पॉप्पाइ poppayi • Malayalam: കപ്പങ്ങ kappanga, കൊപ്പക്കായ koppakkaaya • Manipuri: awathabi • Marathi: पपयी pappayi, पोपय popay, पोपया popaya, poppayi, फोपयी phopayi • Mizo: thingfanghma • Nepalese: पपिता papita • Oriya: amritobonda • Sanskrit: एरण्ड कर्कटी erand karkati • Tamil: கனியாமணக்கு kaniyamanakku, பப்பாளி pappali • Telugu: బొప్పాయి boppayi • Urdu: ارنڐ کهربجا arand kharbuza, پپيا papaiya
Native to: southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America
Edible use:
… unripe fruit (as VEGETABLE) eaten raw (as in salads), cooked usually in curries and stews
… ripe fruit (as FRUIT) eaten fresh
… black seeds are edible … sometimes ground and used as a substitute for black pepper
… young leaves of papaya are steamed and eaten like spinach … in some parts of Asia

Quoted from Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carica_papaya>
some fact:
… the first fruit tree to have its genome deciphered … Wikipedia<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carica_papaya


Male flower of Papaya is eaten (fried) by Bodo tribal communities in Western Assam


– good to know that the black seeds are edible! i have a collection of these seeds just because the dried seeds look nice. Shall try taste. 

Carica papaya: This plant was recorded near my house in kolkata 


 

 

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Fruits & Vegetable week- Carica papaya:  Bot. name: Carica papaya
Family: Caricaceae. Common name: Papaya.


– Here in mine from Delhi, one with fruit.


– I am addingh two pics of Male plant of Carica papaya from Karnal in Haryana


– It is strange

Male plant is Papiti
Female Papita  

 

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SYMBIOSIS: You can see lots of birds on Ficus bengalensis, Ficus religiosa, Ficus rumphii, Papaya and other fruit trees in this season. Attaching two images. You may like it.  

Carica papaya from Arya PG College Campus: Carica papaya
Family: Caricaceae
From garden Of My College Campus 

Non-hybridized type?
Native?
if yes.. would like to have a few seeds… 


Careca papaya of Caricaceae family is not our native species. It is native to the tropics of America, probably South America . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carica_papaya


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 165: In the 165th member of the series, two Chestnut-tailed Starling are feasting on Papaya.


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS :166:  In the 166th member of the series a Jungle Myna and a Redvented Bulbul are on Papaya.


 

 

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Attaching an image of Golden Back Woodpecker on the fruit of Carica papaya. This is the first time I saw any Woodpecker eating any fruit.


 

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Carica papaya L : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author. 
Carica papaya L Male tree, Fam: Caricaceae

Cultivated tree, flowering
near Chennai, Tamilnadu


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Carica papaya L., Fam: Caricaceae,

Cultivated, male plant


It is my pleasure to share few images of a queer Papaya tree, Carica papaya  (Caricaceae)

Normally papaya trees bear fruits directly attached to the trunk, in bunches, near the top. However, here is a strange papaya tree bearing fruits that are hanging…! Possibly, it is a hermaphrodite tree but ‘hanging’ fruits is very queer. Never had I seen before such a papaya tree…! Is it a queer phenomenon or a common one…??

“Nature plays so many queer tricks upon us,making us so unequal”…Unknown  

Habit: Tree…?? 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 01-07-2014



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Here is a collage of Common Goldenback Woodpecker feeding on fruit of Carica papaya. This bird generally feeds on insects, I don’t know why it was trying this fruit.


 
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We eat Papaya. The fruit is healthy and tasty. But nature had to do detail work to make the trunk of Papaya tree so that it can stand erect and bear fruits. Other day I saw a decaying trunk of a papaya tree beside a living tree.

The architecture attracted me and I took an image. Attached collage will speak for itself.

  

 

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Attaching a collage of Carpenter bee visiting flowers of Carica papaya.

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