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Carica papaya

English Common Name: Papaya

Chinese Name / 植物中文名: 木瓜 (Mùguā)

Other Local Name: Betik (Malaysia)

Family Name: Caricaceae (Papaya Family)‎

Scientific Name: Carica papaya

Synonym: Carica bourgeau, Carica citriformis, Carica citriformis, Carica cubensis, Carica hermaphrodita, Carica jamaicensis, Carica jimenezii, Carica mamaya, Carica peltata, Carica pinnatifida, Carica portoricensis, Carica posopora, Carica pyriformis, Carica rochefortii, Carica sativa, Papaya bourgeaei, Papaya carica, Papaya cimarrona, Papaya citriformis, Papaya communis, Papaya cubensis, Papaya cucumerina, Papaya edulis, Papaya hermaphrodita, Papaya peltata, Papaya pyriformis, Papaya rochefortii, Papaya sativa, Papaya vulgaris, Vasconcellea peltata

Classification: ‎Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)‎ > ‎Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants Division)‎ > ‎Brassicales‎ > ‎Caricaceae (Papaya Family)‎ > ‎Carica

Origin: Central America

Growth Habit: Tree

Characteristic: A single stem tree growing from 5 to 10 m height, with slarge leaves confined to the top of the trunk.

Care Requirements: Prefers full sun and moderate watering.

Images Location: Penang, Malaysia

Carica papaya flower front view Carica papaya flower side view Carica papaya tree leaves