What tree is this? I am unable to identify it. It has a green spongy soft velvety flower/fruit at the end of branches. It is located in North Georgia woods in the USA. I don't believe it would be a fungus because there were about 15 other same leafed trees across an area that all had this characteristic.

Strange tree in North Georgia

Flower/Fruit of tree

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    Perhaps a variety of pawpaw. May 3 at 13:26
  • @WeatherVane my thoughts exactly.
    – bob1
    May 3 at 20:51
  • Are those individual fruits or clusters of fruits? If clusters, how many fruit per cluster?
    – bob1
    May 3 at 20:56
  • Definitely pawpaw or variety of it as @Weather Vane said. I studied forestry, but not in USA. Pawpaw is native to that area (Georgia).
    – Alex J.
    May 5 at 9:45


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