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Carica papaya


Photo take at my backyard at night, this beautiful papaya tree is now about 4 mt tall and has give us fruits from around 3 years.The papaya is a large tree-like plant, with a single stem growing from 5 to 10 mt tall, with spirally arranged leaves confined to the top of the trunk. The lower trunk is conspicuously scarred where leaves and fruit were borne. The leaves are large, 50–70 cm diameter, deeply palmately lobed with 7 lobes.


Found today in all tropical and subtropical areas worldwide.


Papaya is marketed in tablet form to remedy digestive problems.Papayas can be used as a food, a cooking aid, and in traditional medicine. The stem and bark may be used in rope production.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Thanks Argybee, Jeannette, Viv, Christy, harsuane ! :)

rutasandinas 11 years ago

Grandioso efecto el que le dio la cama muy bella

ChristyHolland 11 years ago

The first pic is really neat! Very interesting perspective!
There is a "life and mathematics" mission:

VivBraznell 11 years ago

Great photo!

VivBraznell 11 years ago

One of my favourite fruits : ) and so good for you : )

Jeannette 11 years ago

Wow, I have never seen a papayatree before, thank you Gerardo :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Thanks Argybee!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Full of nice geometry too.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Thanks auntnance and Nopayahnah !

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

nice series!

auntnance123 11 years ago

Really like the first photo. (I never developed a taste for the fruit, but it is a pretty neat plant.)

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru


Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 7, 2012

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