Plant ID forum: Please Help me ID this Tree!

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Name: Leann
Orlando, Florida (Zone 9b)
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DarkRhapsody
Sep 10, 2013 5:03 PM CST
My husband and I moved into a wonderful new house in Central Florida and found this beautiful tree in our back yard. It looks tropical, but I'm not sure what it is. Does anyone recognize it?
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Sep 10, 2013 5:17 PM CST
It looks like Tree Spinach to me yet you'll need other opinions. Are the flowers on those bracts small and white?


Spinach Tree, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya
Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

Delicious, full of nutrients, and also full of Cyanide and possibly fatal if not boiled at least 15 minutes to relieve the gas'! (If it is) A beautiful plant and great pic's even if I'm not right!
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 10, 2013 5:25 PM CST
How about Papaya, Carica papaya

Papaya (Carica papaya)
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Sep 10, 2013 5:36 PM CST
Yes Jay! I've never been able to keep one through the Winter here in DeLand and forgot all about the leaves. Somehow that Tree Spinach makes it here with a very similar look. I'd rather the Papaya!
Name: Leann
Orlando, Florida (Zone 9b)
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DarkRhapsody
Sep 10, 2013 5:50 PM CST
The flowers are small and yellow and when we first moved (2 months ago) it had fruit, but I wasn't sure what it was so we didn't try to get any of it. Here's a pic of one of the flowers that had fallen and landed on the grass.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 10, 2013 6:01 PM CST
The tree and what I can tell from the bloom photo look like Carica papaya to me too.
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Sep 10, 2013 6:19 PM CST
I agree
Name: Leann
Orlando, Florida (Zone 9b)
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DarkRhapsody
Sep 10, 2013 6:42 PM CST
Thank you!
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Sep 10, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Did I forget to say Welcome to ATP Leann? Yes! So,............. Welcome! !

David
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Sep 10, 2013 7:01 PM CST
DavidofDeLand said:Did I forget to say Welcome to ATP Leann? Yes! So,............. Welcome! !

David


I agree Welcome to ATP
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Sep 11, 2013 2:07 PM CST
Welcome! from me too
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