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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Carica papaya L.

Family: Caricaceae Genus: Carica Species: Carica papaya L.






Synonym Papaya vulgaris, Papaya sativa Flower Color White
Common Name Pawpaw, Papaya, Tree melon, Papita Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Papaya, Melon Tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Awathabi Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude 1500-3000 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit large, furrowed, green, orange to bright orange when ripe, succulent
Habitat Occurs in secondary forest and also cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos and Malaysia Bark Details A soft wooded, herbaceous tree with weak succulent trunk and milky sap never develops true bark
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Palmate
Description of Species Erect, fast-growing, usually unbranched tree or shrub, 7-8 m tall, with copious latex, trunk about 20 cm in diameter Leaf Details Leaves palmately lobed, 7-9 lobed petiole upto 60 cm long or more

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details