Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Carica papaya Linn.

Family: Caricaceae Genus: Carica Species: Carica papaya Linn.( पपीता )






Synonym Papaya Edulis Bojer, Papaya Sativa Tuss., Papaya Cimarrona Sint. Ex Kuntze Flower Color White
Common Name Papaya Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Papaya, Melon Tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Upto 1500-3000m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit a berry, large, furrowed, green, orange to bright orange when ripe, succulent
Habitat Usually cultivated for its edible fruits sometimes met as an escape Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Salvador Bark Details A soft wooded, herbaceous tree with weak succulent trunk and milky sap never develops true bark
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Palmate
Description of Species Small trees up to10 m tall. Stem simple, with stipulate scars helically arranged.Leaf palmate. Flower in clusters, sessile; calyx small; corolla tube long, creamy yellow. Stamens 10, in two whorls. Stigma lobes fimbriate, c. 6 mm long. Fruit large spherical or pyriform usually, turning yellow or orange with yellow or orange flesh. Seeds black, wrinkled, oval in shape. Leaf Details Leaves palmately lobed, 7-9 lobed

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