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Carica Genus

Papaya

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    Description

    Carica genus (Papaya). This genus of 22 species from Central and South America usually have large succulent fruits. The large leaves are mostly deeply lobed. Male and female flowers are usually on separate trees.

    Characteristics

    Shrubs or Trees

    Other common names

    Paw paw

    Origin

    Central and South America

    Interest and use

    Fruits which are edible

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