Yellow, ovaloild fruit with five lobes, somewhat resembling a bloated star fruit. The sweet flavor of its gelatinous pulp is said to be much unlike the papaya.
Large tree up to 60+ feet tall. Leaves are small, slender, and deep green, found in leaflets of 5-8.
Eaten raw, but when unripe, the fruits contains an milk that is irritating when digested. Fruits are either boiled, or the milk is let to drain before they are eaten.
Native to savannas, riverbanks and forested areas throughout Brazil.
Oak Leaved Papaya