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The papaya (/pəˈpaɪə/ 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.

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Similar species: Cabbages
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Feb 7, 2019. Captured Jan 30, 2019 12:45 in Gumbo Limbo Trail, Florida, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO2500
  • 300mm