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Published In: Characteres Generum Plantarum 101, t. 51a–f. 1775. (29 Nov 1775) (Char. Gen. Pl.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: ABDUL GHAFOOR
General/Distribution: A genus of c. 47 species, distributed in India, Ceylon, S.E. Asia. and Solomon Isles. Represented by 2 cultivated species in our area.


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Unarmed, monoecious evergreen trees with milky, sticky thick latex. Leaves petiolate, alternate, large, simple, entire or pinnatifid, rarely pinnate compound; stipules lateral, amplexicaule, deciduous leaving annular scars. Male inflorescence a pseudocatkin, pedunculate, solitary or paired in leaf axils, globose, oblong or club-shaped, smooth. Male flowers: calyx 24-lobed or partite, lobes imbricate; stamen single, filament erect, anther included or exerted; pistillode absent. Female inflorescence cauliflorous, stout peduncled, solitary axillary, globose or oblong, prickly, scaly, warty or chequered. Female flowers: calyx tubular, basally thin, sunken in the inflorescence axis, 34-toothed and thick round the style, enlarged in fruit; ovary with an obscure central or t lateral style, stigma spathulate or ± peltate, occasionally 2-341d. Fruit a fleshy, small to gigantic, smooth, prickly, scaly, warted or chequered swap with fleshy alyx. Seeds medium to large.

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1 Fruit up to 10 cm in diameter, smooth, yellow 2 Artocarpus lakucha
+ Fruit 20-25 cm in diameter, tuberculate, brown 1 Artocarpus heterophyllus
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