Scientific Name - papaya Carica
Popular names - papaya, Babay, pawpaw tree, tree bowler, Sino-Tibetan, du du.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Costa Rica, USA, tropical to temperate areas, up to 1500 m altitude.
Description - evergreen tree, 2-10 m high, unbranched. Stems cylindrical, 10-30 cm diameter. Spirally arranged leaves, stems, one green or purple-m green limb orbicular, palmately-lobed, glabra, ribs prominent lobes first. Flowers yellow, solitary or in groups at the armpit leaves, female flowers 3-5 cm long, ovary ovoid, male flowers in panicule long, 10 stamens in two rows. Cylindrical fruit with orange plupa. Seeds numerous, small, black, covered with a gelatinous aryl.
Rate of growth - quickly, longevity 4-5 years.
Tolerance - do not tolerate frosts roots are sensitive to excess water.
Requirements - well-drained soil, fertile and rich in organic matter.
Diseases and pests - Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Glomerella cingulate, Polyphagous grasshoppers.
Trees and shrubs
Tibouchina urvilleana - shrub, to 4 m high. Belong to the genus Tibouchina about 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of tropical America, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Liana Wood, single, semi-evergreen, perennial. Strain gray-brown with prominent lenticele. Leaves alternate, palmately-compound, 5 folio ribbed stipelate. Oblonga call to Foliolele ovat-elliptic, the round, ribbed 4.5 to 10 cm long. Raceme axillary blossom, clocks, male flowers are arranged terminal
Indigofera jucunda - shrub or small tree, evergreen, native to the forests of Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, near rocks and rivers.
Evergreen shrub, 2-3 m high, stem thin, highly ramified, almost glabru. Leaves alternate, petiolate, membranous, paripenat compound, 2-3 pairs of folio; stipele linear, obsolete, or oblong-folio oblonga lanceolata, 5 x 1 cm, top acute or obtuse, base round and asymmetrical, the ventral green, glabra .