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Caricaceae

Caricaceae - Papaya Family

1. Carica papaya L.

(Carica bourgeaui, Carica hermaphrodita, Carica jamaicensis, Carica jimenezii, Carica mamaya, Carica peltata, Carica pinnatifida, Carica portoricensis, Papaya bourgeaui, Papaya carica, Papaya communis, Papaya cucumerina, Papaya papaya, Papaya peltata, Papaya sativa, Papaya vulgaris, Vasconcellea peltata)

Common names: lechosa, papaya

Extract from Wikipedia article: The papaya (/pəˈpə/ or US /pəˈpɑːjə/) (from Carib via Spanish), papaw, (/pəˈpɔː/) or pawpaw (/ˈpɔːˌpɔː/ is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, and is one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. It is native to the tropics of the Americas, perhaps from southern Mexico and neighbouring Central America. It was first cultivated in Mexico several centuries before the emergence of the Mesoamerican classical civilizations.

LinkCarica papaya near Sahat Al Luqta Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkCarica papaya with flowers and fruits on Al Abeer Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkPlant of Carica papaya on Al Abeer Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkClose up of seeds inside a fruit of Carica papaya taken from Carrefour Supermarket. Doha, Qatar, July 3, 2015
LinkCross section of a fruit of Carica papaya taken from Carrefour Supermarket. Doha, Qatar, July 3, 2015
LinkSeeds in a cross section of a fruit of Carica papaya taken from Carrefour Supermarket. Doha, Qatar, July 3, 2015
LinkSeeds in a half of a fruit of Carica papaya taken from Carrefour Supermarket. Doha, Qatar, July 3, 2015
LinkCarica papaya plant near Sahat Al Luqta Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 19, 2016

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