Unknown plant

Abdulghafor Nawaz nawaz at KACST.EDU.SA
Tue Jan 16 19:50:37 CST 2001

The plant shown at the following site is definately Papaya and not a Jatropha. I have seen this plant in the field. Although we can see a fruit  on this tree-like unbranched plant but the leaf scars are very clear and r like those on Papaya trunk.This plant is grown in tropical and subtropical countries. In Pakistan it is commonly grown in Karachi as a fruit crop.


Abdul Ghafoor
Scientific Research Specialist,
Natural Resources & Environment Research Institute,
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology,
P.O.Box 6086, Riyadh-11442
Saudi Arabia

-----Original Message-----
From:   Monique Reed [SMTP:monique at MAIL.BIO.TAMU.EDU]
Sent:   Tue, January 16, 2001 7:29 PM
Subject:        Unknown plant

Someone suggested papaya for the unknown.  I think papayas usually have more divisions to the leaf, as shown at:

I think the plant may be a species of Jatropha, such as is shown at:


Monique Reed
Biology Dept.
Texas A&M University

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