A halved green and yellow papaya in one hand a halved papaya exposing orange pulp and black seeds in the other hand
Carica papaya (Papaya)

The only native species of the genus Carica in Colombia with a habitat below 7,000 feet. The vitamin C rich fruit is tasty when mixed with other fruit for juice. The whole fruit is edible. The fruit can be as large as a watermelon or small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Photographed in Atlantico.

An halved orange Carica papaya in the palm of a hand
A Carica papaya flower cluster with white flowers and yellow stamens
A Carica papaya tree with clusters of yellow flowers
A yellow Carica papaya flower in sunlight
A Carica papaya tree with green fruit and large leaves