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Male ~ Macro Monday

Do you know the flower buds in the photo above? I’m sure you know papaya fruit, and this is the flower. But actually, this is a hanging papaya flower that is different from papaya plants in general.

Hanging papaya plants are male plants. This type of papaya generally does not bear fruit but sometimes also produces fruit parthenogenesis. This fruit is infertile (does not produce fertile seeds), and is used as traditional medicine. Papaya is a monodioecious (single and two-housed) with three genitals: male, female, and sissy (hermaphrodite) plants.

Unlike most papayas, this hanging papaya flower grows on long stems and is also usually found around the shoots. There are several parts that can be used from hanging papaya plants such as parts of flowers, roots, and leaves as a traditional medicine to cure diseases and also food.

  • Our friend Alibb doesn’t like papaya for some reason. How about you, do you like it?

    • Yes


What do you think?

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  1. Papaya is suppose to be great in helping digestion issues. Great photo and information. Sorry I have been missing some of your posts. Your posts are not showing up on my latest. Pray all is well!

  2. Its a very good fruit and i help in many ways ,
    Lowers cholesterol. Papaya is rich in fibre, Vitamin C and antioxidants which prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries. …
    Helps in weight loss. …
    Boosts your immunity. …
    Good for diabetics. …
    Great for your eyes. …
    Protects against arthritis. …
    Improves digestion. …
    Helps ease menstrual pain.

  3. Yes, I like papaya and everyone does in your quiz. I have never had green papaya but your post and Sharon’s comment reminded me of the movie “The Scent of Green Papaya” (1993) – a good movie which I may rewatch now that it came to mind. This macro photo is cool. It’s like it is reaching out toward the viewer.

  4. I didn’t know Alibb doesn’t like papaya. But personally, I love papaya fruit – the ripe one most especially. But the unripe papaya can also be a good vegetable dish, we usually cook it with coconut milk.


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