Useful Tropical Plants
Carica Papaya (Papaya)

Carica Papaya (Papaya)
growing in a woodland garden.

The Useful Tropical Plants Database contains information on the edible, medicinal and many other uses of several thousand plants that can be grown in tropical regions.

It is very much a work in progress, with new records being entered and older records being updated on a regular basis.

The plants can be browsed using the buttons below (please note that common names are not currently present for most of the records), or it is possible to search on any keyword. There is also a more advanced search feature available.

Any feedback and offers of assistance (especially in obtaining photographs of the plants) will be gratefully received.

The database currently lists 9600 species.

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All the information in this database is fully referenced, these references can be viewed when looking at indivudual plants.
There is a full list of references here.